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.


Hot Tips (Deep Cleaning)

Deep Cleaning Tips for a Healthy Learning Environment

Legally Speaking

Website Accessibility

A new area of enforcement for OCR.

Trends in Education

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.

teacher holding large fish

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.

Koliganek Huskies school

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.

Ask the Expert (Flooring Maintenance)

What Additional Flooring Costs Should Be Considered?

school security camera monted on wall

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.

steam cleaning urinals

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Germs on Campus: And What to Do About Them

Hot Tips (Rubber Flooring)

Simplify Maintenance with Rubber Flooring

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