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.

Ask the Expert: Destratification Fans

Why Destratification Fans Make Sense for Schools

Age specific school design of common area

Building Blueprints (Facilities In Focus)

Design For the Educational Journey

How classrooms respond to age-specific needs.

School Flooring

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Higher Marks for School Floors

Trends in cost-effective and sustainable flooring.

Facility Planning

Child-Centered Learning

Educators are the key drivers.

Student-Centered Designed space from the outside

Student-Centered Design

Transforming educational space for the 21st-century student.

Reusing as a means to sustainability

Sustainable Schools

Making Old (Schools) New, Again

Reusing as a means to sustainability.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Achieving the Right Balance

A Final Thought

Testing in Schools

Not that kind of test, it's about your water.

Greener Carpet Cleaning Using Electrolyzed Water

Emerging Technology

Fail Fast, Fail Often (Fail Safe)

Learning how to celebrate failure is critical in today's world.

School Exterior: Kennedy-Curry Middle School

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Appearance Does Matter

Good exterior design can "celebrate" the school.

Hear Clearly

I Can Hear Clearly Now

Mining Bees

Maintenance & Operations

Managing and Understanding Mining Bees

Pollinating bees on school grounds pose little threat but can be intimidating.

Safety & Security

The Best Decision

Addressing anonymous threats of school violence.

Education interiors

Details Matter

Education interiors make a big difference.

What has the greatest effect on morale in your organization?

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