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.


Successful School Design

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Successful Designs Inside and Out

Experiential and accessible environments for students with special needs.

Ask the Expert: Emergency Communications

What Do We Already Have That Can Improve Safety?

High Tech learning

Sustainable Schools

High Tech Learning and Ecological Design Go Hand in Hand for School Facilities

Making Schools New

Technology (Enhancing + Engaging + Connecting)

Making School New Again

Technology is reinventing K-12 teaching and learning.

Fire & Life Safety

Building Inspections

If you hire a firm, make sure they understand your systems and complexities.

Architectural Innovations

Architectural Innovations for Immersive Learning Environments In K-12 Schools

New forms of architecture design for K-12 schools are creating in-depth, adaptive and flexible learning spaces for students with diverse and changing learning needs.

Early Childhood Design

5 Building Blocks of Early Childhood Design

Creating a Student-Centered Environment.



Building Condition

Maintenance & Operations

Building Condition and the Influence on Student Learning

The time is now for a national study on the correlation between public school buildings and learning.

Hot Tips (Acoustics)

Flooring's Affect on Noise Levels

Cleaner Air

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Cleaner Air, Better Students

Research shows that students — as well as teachers — perform better when schools implement indoor air quality programs.

Business Practices

Change Doesn't Need to be Disruptive

Making the move to a new vendor.

Learning Landscape

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Learning Landscape Benefits S.T.E.A.M. Education

The children's center at Caltech reflects local ecology.

Ask the Expert (School Communications)

Is It Possible To Integrate, Segment School Communications?

Sustainable Schools

Learning from Design

How sustainable design becomes net-positive education.

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