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.


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Security

What Challenges Schools Could Face in 2017

historic school library

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Making Historic Schools Useful Again

Projects tend to be complex, but great for community.

Steel School Construction

Sustainable Schools

Steel Brings Transparency to Construction Sustainability

EDPs provide designers and construction professionals with valuable information.

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The Global Challenge

Moving the Learning Environment Beyond the Four Walls

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Business

A Roadmap to Sustainability Purchasing

Ask the Expert (Restroom Maintenance)

How Can We Minimize Germs in Restrooms?

Hot Tips (Deep Cleaning)

Deep Cleaning Tips for a Healthy Learning Environment

Legally Speaking

Website Accessibility

A new area of enforcement for OCR.



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Trends in Education

Looking Forward

School Planning & Management asked experts who are involved in various education-related fields to talk about what is happening in regard to K-12 education and what they expect in the near future. The following are their thoughts on the topics of design and planning of learning spaces, legislation, sustainability and safety and security.

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Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Five Ways to Kickstart Your School's Cleanliness

Routine cleaning measures can significantly reduce overall facility costs.

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Sustainable Schools

Boat-to-School

Importance of local and sustainable seafood is part of curriculum in Oregon.

21st century education redesign display

Facility Planning

SchoolsNEXT Puts Students at the Center of STEM Learning

What greater "grand challenge" is there than to ask students to design compelling and sustainable schools?

School Media Sample open floor plan

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Reimagine Your Media Center

How dream work makes the team work in your media center.

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Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Managing Moisture

Building schools in Alaska has is own set of challenges.

daylighting in classroom

Energy Savings: Insights and Innovation

As U.S. schools continue to face increasing budget pressures, implementing strategies for energy savings can have a significant positive impact on the bottom line for school districts.

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