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.


school play environments

Facility Planning

The Stuff of Memories

Designing for play in learning environments.

Hot Tips (Daylighting Techniques)

Better Light, Better Schools

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Developing Human Capital

school roof installation

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Weather or Not?

Maintaining watertight roofs is an ongoing challenge for many facilities professionals. In seeking advice from experts all over the country, their lessons learned were in several categories.

elementary school prototype paradigm

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

What If We Changed the Rules

Multi-purpose training facilities

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Flexible Space Inspires Innovation

Multi-purpose training facilities follow 21st-century learning trends.

Natural Disasters

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Preparing Schools for Natural Disasters

Preparation paves the way to surviving a disaster and getting right back to business. How can K-12 schools prepare?

Emerging Technology

Let's Huddle...Sort of

Student collaboration doesn't need to be hardware-based.



school lit up at night

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Saving Money on School Lighting Design

A school's lighting system affects the physical and emotional well being of the students and the staff. It also plays a major role in the facility's energy costs. In this article we explore how much of this expense can be avoided.

Washington Update

Where is the Nation and Education Headed?

Expect controversy and division, and definitely a difference in style and approach.

Sustainable school design

Sustainable Schools

What's Old Is New Again

Sustainable design and the modernization of our existing schools.

personal learning spaces

Personal Learning Spaces: Going Beyond Just Flexiblity

There Can Be No Doubt

Facilities and the conditions of the learning environment have an effect on students and staff.

Ask the Expert (Cordless Vacuums)

Are Battery-Powered Backpack Vacuums Worth the Gains?

Historic Jones and Palmer Halls

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

The Next 100 Years

Historic Jones and Palmer Halls Redesigned for New Purposes.

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