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 (Power Distribution)

How to Increase Access to Power in the Classroom

Safety & Security

Building Safer Schools

Are you literate in crime prevention through environmental design?

Restroom Wellness Policies

Education Interiors

Wellness Policies and Restrooms

What's love of kids got to do, got to do with it?

Sustainable Schools

The Power Of Zero

Net-zero library rethinks education design.

School furniture

Education Interiors

Furniture Style and Selection: A Learning Process for Everyone

Photovoltaic Roof

Maintenance & Operations

Largest K-12 Photovoltaic Roof Top Solar System in Virginia

Wireless Infrastructure at Schools

Technology (Enhancing + Engaging + Connecting)

Before The Ink is Dry

Chasing wireless infrastructure in schools.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Changing Times



new high school in DC

Education Interiors

Inspiration for Students and Community

New D.C. High School Is Culmination of Everyone's Efforts.

Outdoor School Playground

The Great Outdoors

Creating attractive outdoor spaces for play and learning that and reflect and propel a school's philosophy and mission.

Ask the Expert (Safe Space)

What Solutions Are Available to Secure Classrooms?

Fire & Life Safety

Being Prepared

Using tabletop exercises to plan before a disaster.

Food Service Design

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Food Service Design: Evolution, Innovation and Interaction.

School stairway flooring

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Hard Choices

Five tips for choosing the best flooring solutions.

Breakdown of deferred maintenance in schools

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Kicking the Can Down the Road

Dealing with deferred maintenance in our schools.

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