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 (Flooring Maintenance)

What Additional Flooring Costs Should Be Considered?

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Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

School Security Technology Has Learned a Lot

From cameras to personal emergency communications devices, today's school security technology is better than ever.

Business Practices

Strategic Diagnostics

Adding data mining and analytics to your tool box.

A Final Thought

Follow the Money

My concerns about funding charter schools with tax dollars.

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Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Germs on Campus: And What to Do About Them

Hot Tips (Rubber Flooring)

Simplify Maintenance with Rubber Flooring

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

2017 Brings Change Nationally and at SP&M

Hot Tips (Power Distribution)

How to Increase Access to Power in the Classroom



Sustainable Schools

The Power Of Zero

Net-zero library rethinks education design.

Safety & Security

Building Safer Schools

Are you literate in crime prevention through environmental design?

School furniture

Education Interiors

Furniture Style and Selection: A Learning Process for Everyone

new high school in DC

Education Interiors

Inspiration for Students and Community

New D.C. High School Is Culmination of Everyone's Efforts.

Photovoltaic Roof

Maintenance & Operations

Largest K-12 Photovoltaic Roof Top Solar System in Virginia

Outdoor School Playground

The Great Outdoors

Creating attractive outdoor spaces for play and learning that and reflect and propel a school's philosophy and mission.

Restroom Wellness Policies

Education Interiors

Wellness Policies and Restrooms

What's love of kids got to do, got to do with it?

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