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.


Healthy Learning Environments

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

U.S. Schools Struggle to Maintain a Healthy Learning Environment

Educational institutions face mounting risks from mold, asbestos and hidden underground environmental issues.

Funding Capital Projects

Business (Managing K-12 Education)

Better than Bake Sale Funding for Capital Projects

It doesn't matter how good your facilities plan is... if you can’t fund it, you can’t build it.

Ask the Expert (Pest Control)

Rodents: How Are They Getting In, How Do We Stop Them?

Whole System Design

Whole Systems Design

An integrated approach to sustainability.

Healthy Classroom

Maintaining a Healthy Classroom Environment

Lowering health risks enables students to learn better and teachers to teach more.

Immersive Learning

Facility Planning

Immersive Learning Environment

Designing to impact student achievement.

Outdoor Spaces

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Outdoor Spaces

Creating a true community place where everyone feels welcome.

Sustainable Facility

Sustainable Schools

Progress in the Heartland

Continuing the push for sustainable facility development.



Performing Arts Center Renovation

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Making Old New Again

5 things to consider when renovating performing arts centers.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

It's Never Enough

Livable Building

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Texas Middle School Earns Livable Buildings Award

Design reflects growing trend toward sustainable solutions and hands-on learning environments.

Hot Tips (Learning Spaces)

Reimagining the Ideal Learning Space

Emerging Technology

Which Door Did You Choose?

Making the Correct Decision Concerning Technology Purchases.

Sustainable Schools

More Than a Luxury

Four reasons to verify your energy savings.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Facilities Do Matter

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