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.


Emergency Egress

Fire & Life Safety

Emergency Egress

Not all plans are (or should be) created equal.

school exit door

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Access Control Goes To High School

In response to violent incidents at schools, access control at many K-12 schools is being tightened up.

school construction project

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Nailed It This Summer

Now that projects are finished and occupied, it is time to review the lessons learned and the process by which capital projects are planned, budgeted, funded and delivered.

healthy cleaning

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Lean Cleaning as a Path to Quality

Editor's Note (The View From Here

School Calendars

Safety & Security

Surge Capacity

A practical means to enhance the security of your schools?

healthier more sustainable school environment

Facility Planning

The Educational Village

Moving towards a healthier, more sustainable school environment.

Sustainability approach

A Whole Systems Approach to Sustainability

When we refer to sustainability in an academic setting, we are talking about an environmental system in which a building or a campus can sustain itself. What does this mean?



School designed with health in mind

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Healthy Buildings by Design

The benefits for students, teacher and other occupants are too compelling to ignore.

outdoor learning space

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Blinded by the Light

Consideration for outdoor learning spaces.

Sustainable School Design

Sustainable Schools

Make Green Your Theme

Design strategies to keep sustainability top of mind.

Hot Tips (Power Protection)

Backup Power Is Critical

International Comparisons of Education

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