SP&M Article Archive

School Planning & Management's vast database of articles is a valuable tool for anyone who plans, designs, equips, maintains and operates pK-12 schools nationwide.  Popular topics include facilities, safety & security, technology, business, finance and the learning environment. Articles are displayed in chronological order, beginning with the most recent.


Hot Tips (Emergency Preparation)

Preparing for Emergencies

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Do We Have the Right Models?

Ask the Expert (Makerspaces)

What is a Makerspace?

school sports venue

The "Value" of Multi-Million-Dollar Sports Venues

There has been a lot of news coverage — both positive and negative — about high-priced sports venue on K-12 school campuses. In this article, SP&M presents two such projects and allows you to be the judge.

energy savings

Maintenance & Operations

Shared Energy Savings Partnerships

Effectively managing equipment and resources.

well designed learning spaces

Interiors

Great Opportunities to Inspire

Well-designed learning spaces better prepare students for their future careers.

Business Practices

Key to Success

Positive leadership in the school business office.



learning stairs

Interiors

Learning Stairs: The New Student-Centered Space

The new student-centered space.

schools doing more with less

Business (Managing K-12 Education)

Doing More with Less

Lessons from the Field.

school security

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

All Round School Security

School security starts at the perimeter of the school, but where is that? Security experts point to three perimeters that need securing.

improve student learning

Interiors

Want to Improve Student Learning?

Rethink the classroom, not just the curriculum.

germs everywhere

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Don't Touch That!

Your mom was right. There are germs everywhere. Don’t touch them. And don’t touch your face.

Dude Solutions Is Back with More Data in Their 2018 Operations Health Index

See how your industry peers reported on the current state of their operations and get insight into how you can use the information to improve yours in Dude Solutions' 2018 Operations Health Index.

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