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.


LEDs and Lighting Controls

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Illuminating Applications

Shining a Light on What's New in LEDs and Lighting Controls.

Emerging Technology

Yikes!

My it security is (probably) not secure

Inviting Spaces

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Inviting Spaces

Designing for special needs in k-12 schools.

Re-Roof Protocol

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Is There a Better Re-Roof Protocol?

To everything there is a season, and now is the time to begin planning for summer re-roofs. Have you started?

Hot Tips (Furniture Design)

Key Design Features for Innovative Schools

Adventure Education

Adventure Education: Connecting Students with The Natural World

Kids are inherently curious creatures who learn by observing and interacting with their surroundings. They are intrinsically drawn to animals, watching carefully as animals play, relate, and move throughout nature. When a child’s educational experience includes daily interaction with animals, learning is elevated.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

A Couple of Things



Legally Speaking

Some Children Are Left Behind

Here is one school safety issue that we can address.

Emergency Communications

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Avoiding Deadly Mistakes

Preparing staff to utilize emergency communications systems under stress.

20 Acre Classroom

Sustainable Schools

The 20-Acre Classroom

Teaching important lessons about sustainability, value of the natural environment.

Ask the Expert (Video Intercoms)

How Can We Protect School Entries?

outdoor learning

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Outdoor Learning Environments

Making Positive Connections Beyond the School Walls.

Historic Renovation

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Historic Renovations

Preserving the past, embracing the future

Hot Tips (Purchasing)

Strategic Procurement

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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