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.


Emerging Technology

When Cybersecurity Becomes Cyber Warfare

Find how you should go about protecting your district.

modernizing school buildings

Designing to Reinvent Teaching & Learning

Changing space is easy, but changing what happens in that space is where the real magic happens.

school bus

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

The Business of School Buses

Organizing and managing a school bus operation is a large business undertaking for any school district.

Hot Tips (HVAC Efficiency)

Using VRF Systems to Solve HVAC Challenges

Facility Planning

My Day as a Kindergartner

Reflecting on this has affected my view of educational design.

Ask the Expert (Active Learning)

What Is Meant By the Term Active Learning?

safer school dismissal

Safe and Secure Schools

A Safer Dismissal Process, One Pickup at a Time

For one elementary school principal, reorganizing the end of the school day has made life less chaotic for teachers, students, and parents.

credential check

Safe and Secure Schools

It's In the Details

Make sure to check credentials, qualifications of third-party contractors, staff.



outdoor space

From MEH to WOW

Here, the experts to tell us how to make outdoor spaces sizzle.

security assessment

Safe and Secure Schools

Buckets of Rocks and Baseball Bats in Schools

building envelope

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

The Building Envelope

Envelopes have long since evolved from a means to just keep outside out and inside in. Systems are advancing with, among other things, sophisticated air and vapor barriers, airtight interiors, increasingly efficient windows, and exceedingly insulated roofs.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

School Year Begins!

school outdoor space

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Taming the Great Outdoors

With a little planning, outdoor spaces can be transformed into things of beauty that students want to use.

Safety & Security

Media Driven School Safety

Beware of inaccurate information when creating your plans.

Safe School Buildings

Maintenance & Operations

Safe School Buildings

Hardening school buildings from a maintenance perspective.

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