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.


Outdoor Spaces

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Outdoor Spaces

Creating a true community place where everyone feels welcome.

Ask the Expert (Pest Control)

Rodents: How Are They Getting In, How Do We Stop Them?

Healthy Learning Environments

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

U.S. Schools Struggle to Maintain a Healthy Learning Environment

Educational institutions face mounting risks from mold, asbestos and hidden underground environmental issues.

Hot Tips (Learning Spaces)

Reimagining the Ideal Learning Space

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

It's Never Enough

Sustainable Facility

Sustainable Schools

Progress in the Heartland

Continuing the push for sustainable facility development.

Livable Building

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Texas Middle School Earns Livable Buildings Award

Design reflects growing trend toward sustainable solutions and hands-on learning environments.

Emerging Technology

Which Door Did You Choose?

Making the Correct Decision Concerning Technology Purchases.



Performing Arts Center Renovation

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Making Old New Again

5 things to consider when renovating performing arts centers.

Fire & Life Safety

Energy Storage and Fire Safety

Be aware of the codes and standards concerning battery and energy storage.

Sustainable Schools

More Than a Luxury

Four reasons to verify your energy savings.

interior design for schools

Design Does Matter

Are your students engaged and excited about learning? Lecture versus hands-on exercises. Static desks versus swivel chairs and Hokkie Stools. Industrial Age versus 21st Century design. What does your high school look like? And how engaged are your students?

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Facilities Do Matter

Safety & Security

Active Shooter Training

Does your options-based approach meet standards of care?

campus fence

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Removing Barriers

As years go by, school campuses can become tangled with fencing which no longer serves its original purpose. Improve the appearance of school grounds by removing outdated, unnecessary barriers.

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