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.


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Healthy, Safe Schools

K-12 school environments can cause illness and injuries. What schools must do to prevent these problems.

Hot Tips: Ergonomic Furniture

Free Time (and Space) Should Be A Priority

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Not a Lot of Coverage

roof

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

My Roof's Got a Hole In it...

Each roof leak is an opportunity to fail. As always, planning for all possible alternatives in advance will pay dividends in the future.

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Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Planning Disaster Responses

Many different kinds of disasters can strike your school. Are you prepared to respond?

Wallace School Iowa

Specifier's Report: Outfitting 21st-Century Educational Facilities

Here's what administrators have to say about specifying products that best serve the needs of the school or district.

learning environment

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

New Wine in Old Bottles

Imagine the opportunities that could be created in the learning environment if there were 50 or even a 100 points of light in each classroom that could be controlled individually or grouped in zones.



performance space

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Performance Space

Trends in design with two contrasting approaches.

Northland Pines High School

Intelligent Schools

K-12 school buildings that automatically manage and control utility costs 24-hours a day.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Examining Our Priorities

Business Practices

Integrated ERP Solutions

It's time to learn all of the features so you can make use of their full value.

Organic Learning Environments

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Creating Organic Learning Environments Through Sustainable Design

The structure and surrounding landscape can be active learning tools.

Ask the Expert (Student Safety)

Can Technology Contribute To School Safety?

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Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Authentic Experiences

The key to engaging students in learning.

Gresham-Barlow Schools Save Over $1.5 Million Annually

See how this school district went from bleeding energy dollars to saving over $1.5 million a year in cost avoidance, earning an ENERGY STAR rating of 97 and becoming an 11-time Partner of the Year award winner.

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