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.


School Facilities

Facility Planning

School Facilities Belong in the Nation's Infrastructure Portfolio

Outsourcing

Business (Managing K-12 Education)

Should I or Shouldn't I? Facing the Outsourcing Decision

Sometimes it's a more responsible use of resources to contract a service. But how do you know for sure? Here's how to work through the process.

Making Schools New

Technology (Enhancing + Engaging + Connecting)

Making School New Again

Technology is reinventing K-12 teaching and learning.

Ask the Expert: Emergency Communications

What Do We Already Have That Can Improve Safety?

Architectural Innovations

Architectural Innovations for Immersive Learning Environments In K-12 Schools

New forms of architecture design for K-12 schools are creating in-depth, adaptive and flexible learning spaces for students with diverse and changing learning needs.

Fire & Life Safety

Building Inspections

If you hire a firm, make sure they understand your systems and complexities.

High Tech learning

Sustainable Schools

High Tech Learning and Ecological Design Go Hand in Hand for School Facilities



Ask the Expert (School Communications)

Is It Possible To Integrate, Segment School Communications?

Building Condition

Maintenance & Operations

Building Condition and the Influence on Student Learning

The time is now for a national study on the correlation between public school buildings and learning.

Business Practices

Change Doesn't Need to be Disruptive

Making the move to a new vendor.

Early Childhood Design

5 Building Blocks of Early Childhood Design

Creating a Student-Centered Environment.

Learning Landscape

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Learning Landscape Benefits S.T.E.A.M. Education

The children's center at Caltech reflects local ecology.

Hot Tips (Acoustics)

Flooring's Affect on Noise Levels

Cleaner Air

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Cleaner Air, Better Students

Research shows that students — as well as teachers — perform better when schools implement indoor air quality programs.

Dude Solutions Is Back with More Data in Their 2018 Operations Health Index

See how your industry peers reported on the current state of their operations and get insight into how you can use the information to improve yours in Dude Solutions' 2018 Operations Health Index.

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