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.


personal learning spaces

Personal Learning Spaces: Going Beyond Just Flexiblity

Ask the Expert (Cordless Vacuums)

Are Battery-Powered Backpack Vacuums Worth the Gains?

school lit up at night

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Saving Money on School Lighting Design

A school's lighting system affects the physical and emotional well being of the students and the staff. It also plays a major role in the facility's energy costs. In this article we explore how much of this expense can be avoided.

There Can Be No Doubt

Facilities and the conditions of the learning environment have an effect on students and staff.

outdoor signage

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

The Vital Role of Signage and Digital Displays

Wayfinding, Notification, Communication and More.

Historic Jones and Palmer Halls

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

The Next 100 Years

Historic Jones and Palmer Halls Redesigned for New Purposes.

Greening Carpet Care



Hot Tips (Waste Collection)

Smart Trash, Smart Campus

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.

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