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.

Wireless Infrastructure at Schools

Technology (Enhancing + Engaging + Connecting)

Before The Ink is Dry

Chasing wireless infrastructure in schools.

Fire & Life Safety

Being Prepared

Using tabletop exercises to plan before a disaster.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Changing Times

Ask the Expert (Safe Space)

What Solutions Are Available to Secure Classrooms?

Food Service Design

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Food Service Design: Evolution, Innovation and Interaction.

School stairway flooring

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Hard Choices

Five tips for choosing the best flooring solutions.

Dance vs. Sports Floor

Passive Design

Innovative Learning Spaces

Passive Design Approach to the Learning Environment

Education and energy result in savings for schools.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Public Trust is Essential

Breakdown of deferred maintenance in schools

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Kicking the Can Down the Road

Dealing with deferred maintenance in our schools.

planning for a school crisis

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Not an Option: Best Practices for Managing Crisis

It is important to plan ahead for emergencies so that your mass notification efforts will reach the right people at the right time. Here’s what you need to know to develop, maintain and manage a mass notification and communication system.

Emerging Technology

Strategic and Operational Plans

Creating a roadmap to the future.

Career Technical Education

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Voc-tech Isn't What It Used To Be

Gateway public spaces welcome the community at new Dover High School

A Final Thought

Thinking About Construction?

New book is good guide for inexperienced planners...but

Hot Tips (Purchasing Cooperatives)

How A Purchasing Co-op Can Help

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