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.


Ask the Expert: Emergency Communications

What Do We Already Have That Can Improve Safety?

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.

Fire & Life Safety

Building Inspections

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

High Tech learning

Sustainable Schools

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

Ask the Expert (School Communications)

Is It Possible To Integrate, Segment School Communications?

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.

Business Practices

Change Doesn't Need to be Disruptive

Making the move to a new vendor.



Early Childhood Design

5 Building Blocks of Early Childhood Design

Creating a Student-Centered Environment.

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.

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.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Everything Old Is New Again

Checking School Visitors

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

All Visitors Must Sign In

With the enormous attention we have placed on safe and secure campuses, is it still possible for a stranger to enter a school building and walk around freely without anyone noticing?

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