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.


Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Developing Human Capital

Emerging Technology

Let's Huddle...Sort of

Student collaboration doesn't need to be hardware-based.

Hot Tips (Daylighting Techniques)

Better Light, Better Schools

school play environments

Facility Planning

The Stuff of Memories

Designing for play in learning environments.

Sustainable school design

Sustainable Schools

What's Old Is New Again

Sustainable design and the modernization of our existing schools.

Washington Update

Where is the Nation and Education Headed?

Expect controversy and division, and definitely a difference in style and approach.

personal learning spaces

Personal Learning Spaces: Going Beyond Just Flexiblity

Ask the Expert (Cordless Vacuums)

Are Battery-Powered Backpack Vacuums Worth the Gains?



school lit up at night

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Saving Money on School Lighting Design

A school's lighting system affects the physical and emotional well being of the students and the staff. It also plays a major role in the facility's energy costs. In this article we explore how much of this expense can be avoided.

There Can Be No Doubt

Facilities and the conditions of the learning environment have an effect on students and staff.

Historic Jones and Palmer Halls

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

The Next 100 Years

Historic Jones and Palmer Halls Redesigned for New Purposes.

Greening Carpet Care

outdoor signage

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

The Vital Role of Signage and Digital Displays

Wayfinding, Notification, Communication and More.

Hot Tips (Waste Collection)

Smart Trash, Smart Campus

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