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.

sustainability signage

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Everywhere a Sign

Using signage to teach about sustainability while prompting green behavior.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

A Long Time Coming

Furnishings for learning spaces are about to change for the better.

Hot Tips (Transparency)

The Red List and Declare Labels

wiring and cabling

Technology (Enhancing + Engaging + Connecting)

Wires Crossed

Clearing Up the Question of Who's Responsible for Connectivity?

A Final Thought

Better Prepared Students

Four sure ways to raise test scores (without tests).

Business Practices

Six Essential Tools

Orienting board members to the school business office


Building Blueprints (Facilities In Focus)

Serving the Whole Community

Commons spaces support campus goals and student needs.

Aquaponics, Aeroponics, and Closed Loop Food Systems

Teaching Tools for K-12; Aquaponics, Aeroponics, and Closed Loop Food Systems

K-12 School Teaching Tools that use closed-loop food production systems are needed to prepare for the future; both for space travel and to feed the fast growing population on our planet.

Maintenance & Operations

Empower the Users

Energy teams as a resource for energy cost reduction.

Safe Schools

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Code Compliance

Ensuring the Design and Construction of Safe Schools.

Learning Spaces

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

A Unique Approach

Designing to meet the needs of today's students.

Illusions of Security

Safety & Security

Illusions of Security

Be prepared to own the results.

Trends in Green

Sustainable Schools

A long-term value proposition.

Cooperative Purchasing and Contract Services

Business (Managing K-12 Education)

Cooperative Purchasing and Contract Services: Myths Vs. Truths

There are many misperceptions in the K-12 community regarding cooperative purchasing and contract services. Here, we address some of those misperceptions by discussing the myths and truths of both.

Emerging Technology

The Technical Nitty-Gritty of 1:1

Consider the complexity and expenses involved in 1:1.

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