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.


educational space

Education in 2018 and Beyond: A Look Ahead

Readers, columnists and others who work in education-related positions look ahead to 2018 and beyond and share their thoughts about what we have to look forward to—both positive and negative.

rainwater harvesting

Sustainable Schools

Rainwater Harvesting Made Easy

Eight strategies to make rainwater conservation affordable and efficient.

early childhood learning space

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Early Childhood Learning Spaces

Many factors play role in creating effective space.

informal space for collaborative learning

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Anyplace Anytime

Creating informal spaces for collaborative learning.

digital signage

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Digital Signage: Everything Old Is New Again

Take a look at how school administrators are putting digital signage to use, capturing the attention of digital natives, aka students.

School Security Trends for 2018

Education and Related Policy Predictions for 2018

cyber security

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Cyber Criminals Are After Your Schools

Cyber security breaches can shut down a school district's entire operation. How can you fight back?



outsourcing

Business (Managing K-12 Education)

Outsourcing – Common Sense or Nonsense?

Whether outsourcing is a nightmare or dream scenario depends on who is doing the talking.

Intelligent Buildings

Intelligent Buildings

Can you imagine the day when your school building is producing as much energy as it needs? Can you envision that your next school won't create pollution as it operates? What if your school facility was a significant tool that prepared students for jobs that previous generations couldn't even imagine? Intelligent buildings are the future!

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.

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