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.


Arrival Sequence

Safety & Security

Changing the 'Arrival Sequence'

Architecture firm’s proposed design makes progressive school more secure.

energy rebates

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

High School Qualifies for Energy Rebates

Sidney High School also betters its energy efficiency.

Modernizing Schools

Lessons Learned: Modernizing K-12 Facilities

The impact of a modernized school can be transformative. An updated facility can enhance teacher recruitment, retention and commitment, and students reap benefits in behavior and heath, engagement and learning.

Hot Tips (Color Pavement Marking)

MMA vs. Thermoplastic

Acoustical Considerations

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Acoustical Considerations for 21st-Century K-12 Learning Environments

Today's educational trends require sound acoustical design.

school collaboration

Business

Creating Successful Joint-Use Collaborations

Collaboration is the art and science of combining people's talents, skills, and knowledge to achieve a common goal.

Emerging Technology

Bandwidth Overkill

It isn't the '90s anymore.

Washington Update Let’s Make a Deal: Appropriations and Other Policy Issues

Lawmakers appear to be sending early signals of independence to the Trump administration on education budget issues.



Business (Controlling Your Resources)

Doing More with Less: 5 Behaviors for Success

Safety & Security

Bulletproof Glass

Be careful, assumptions aren't the same as realities.

Hot Tips: School Bathrooms

Why Bathrooms/Locker Rooms Matter More

Editor's Note: The View From Here

Another BIG Change

School Facilities

Facility Planning

School Facilities Belong in the Nation's Infrastructure Portfolio

Restroom design

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Rethinking Restroom, Shower Room and Locker Room Design

For a variety of reasons, restroom, shower room and locker room designs are changing. Here's a look at what's driving those changes and what the spaces look like.

Outsourcing

Business (Managing K-12 Education)

Should I or Shouldn't I? Facing the Outsourcing Decision

Sometimes it's a more responsible use of resources to contract a service. But how do you know for sure? Here's how to work through the process.

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