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.


outsourcing

Business (Managing K-12 Education)

Outsourcing – Common Sense or Nonsense?

Whether outsourcing is a nightmare or dream scenario depends on who is doing the talking.

Intelligent Buildings

Intelligent Buildings

Can you imagine the day when your school building is producing as much energy as it needs? Can you envision that your next school won't create pollution as it operates? What if your school facility was a significant tool that prepared students for jobs that previous generations couldn't even imagine? Intelligent buildings are the future!

well designed learning spaces

Interiors

Great Opportunities to Inspire

Well-designed learning spaces better prepare students for their future careers.

schools doing more with less

Business (Managing K-12 Education)

Doing More with Less

Lessons from the Field.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Do We Have the Right Models?

Business Practices

Key to Success

Positive leadership in the school business office.

Hot Tips (Emergency Preparation)

Preparing for Emergencies



school security

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

All Round School Security

School security starts at the perimeter of the school, but where is that? Security experts point to three perimeters that need securing.

energy savings

Maintenance & Operations

Shared Energy Savings Partnerships

Effectively managing equipment and resources.

improve student learning

Interiors

Want to Improve Student Learning?

Rethink the classroom, not just the curriculum.

Ask the Expert (Makerspaces)

What is a Makerspace?

school sports venue

The "Value" of Multi-Million-Dollar Sports Venues

There has been a lot of news coverage — both positive and negative — about high-priced sports venue on K-12 school campuses. In this article, SP&M presents two such projects and allows you to be the judge.

learning stairs

Interiors

Learning Stairs: The New Student-Centered Space

The new student-centered space.

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