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.


sustainable school operations

Sustainable Schools

Think Differently

Designing for sustainable operations.

Fire & Life Safety

Be Creative

Using technology and resources to do our best with less.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

In Support of the Arts

school flooring options

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

The Choice is Yours

The lowdown on school flooring options.

Ask the Expert (Presentation Furniture)

How to Choose the Right Multimedia Furniture?

dining facilities

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Food For Thought

Turning dining facilities into learning environments.

Safety & Security

Breaching Locked Doors

Rapid access to master keys necessary when lives are at risk.

Bottle filling stations

Maintenance & Operations

BYOB (bottle)

Bottle filling stations promote good health and sustainability.



construction procurement alternative

Business (Managing K-12 Education)

Job Order Contracting

A construction procurement alternative.

Business Practicies

Lean and Six Sigma in Education

Analytics can help busy school business officials.

trends in education

Legislative

Education: Post Election and Pre-Inauguration

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

An Interesting Year Ahead

children digging in garden

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Schoolyards that Both Students and Communities Enjoy

The Space to Grow program is transforming Chicago Public School's schoolyards into vibrant outdoor spaces that encourage physical activity, outdoor learning and community engagement, while also addressing such environmental concerns as stormwater management and water conservation.

cybersecurity

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Battling Cyber Delinquents

Cyber vandals and criminals make it more difficult to use online tools in school.

State of our School Infrastructure

Facility Planning

Cheat Sheet 2016

A primer of pK-12 public schools infrastructure facts.

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