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.


Safety & Security

Breaching Locked Doors

Rapid access to master keys necessary when lives are at risk.

Bottle filling stations

Maintenance & Operations

BYOB (bottle)

Bottle filling stations promote good health and sustainability.

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Business (Managing K-12 Education)

Job Order Contracting

A construction procurement alternative.

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Legislative

Education: Post Election and Pre-Inauguration

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

An Interesting Year Ahead

children digging in garden

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Schoolyards that Both Students and Communities Enjoy

The Space to Grow program is transforming Chicago Public School's schoolyards into vibrant outdoor spaces that encourage physical activity, outdoor learning and community engagement, while also addressing such environmental concerns as stormwater management and water conservation.

Business Practicies

Lean and Six Sigma in Education

Analytics can help busy school business officials.

cybersecurity

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Battling Cyber Delinquents

Cyber vandals and criminals make it more difficult to use online tools in school.



State of our School Infrastructure

Facility Planning

Cheat Sheet 2016

A primer of pK-12 public schools infrastructure facts.

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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.

Trends in Education

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?

Steel School Construction

Sustainable Schools

Steel Brings Transparency to Construction Sustainability

EDPs provide designers and construction professionals with valuable information.

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