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.


Emerging Technology

Yikes!

My it security is (probably) not secure

LEDs and Lighting Controls

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Illuminating Applications

Shining a Light on What's New in LEDs and Lighting Controls.

Hot Tips (Furniture Design)

Key Design Features for Innovative Schools

Inviting Spaces

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Inviting Spaces

Designing for special needs in k-12 schools.

Emergency Communications

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Avoiding Deadly Mistakes

Preparing staff to utilize emergency communications systems under stress.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

A Couple of Things

Ask the Expert (Video Intercoms)

How Can We Protect School Entries?

Adventure Education

Adventure Education: Connecting Students with The Natural World

Kids are inherently curious creatures who learn by observing and interacting with their surroundings. They are intrinsically drawn to animals, watching carefully as animals play, relate, and move throughout nature. When a child’s educational experience includes daily interaction with animals, learning is elevated.



Legally Speaking

Some Children Are Left Behind

Here is one school safety issue that we can address.

20 Acre Classroom

Sustainable Schools

The 20-Acre Classroom

Teaching important lessons about sustainability, value of the natural environment.

Historic Renovation

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Historic Renovations

Preserving the past, embracing the future

Hot Tips (Purchasing)

Strategic Procurement

Ask the Expert (Safety and Security)

Can Technology Make Schools Safer?

outdoor learning

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Outdoor Learning Environments

Making Positive Connections Beyond the School Walls.

flooring

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Focus on Flooring

You have to cover the floor, so why not make a statement?

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