outdoor learning

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Outdoor Learning Environments

Making Positive Connections Beyond the School Walls.


Business (Managing K-12 Education)

Procurement: An Emerging K-12 Profession

As K-12 school districts have grown in size and complexity, buying supplies has become a sophisticated profession.


Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Focus on Flooring

You have to cover the floor, so why not make a statement?

educational space

Education in 2018 and Beyond: A Look Ahead

Readers, columnists and others who work in education-related positions look ahead to 2018 and beyond and share their thoughts about what we have to look forward to—both positive and negative.

Intelligent Buildings

Intelligent Buildings

Can you imagine the day when your school building is producing as much energy as it needs? Can you envision that your next school won't create pollution as it operates? What if your school facility was a significant tool that prepared students for jobs that previous generations couldn't even imagine? Intelligent buildings are the future!

learning stairs


Learning Stairs: The New Student-Centered Space

The new student-centered space.

school sports venue

The "Value" of Multi-Million-Dollar Sports Venues

There has been a lot of news coverage — both positive and negative — about high-priced sports venue on K-12 school campuses. In this article, SP&M presents two such projects and allows you to be the judge.

improve student learning


Want to Improve Student Learning?

Rethink the classroom, not just the curriculum.

school security

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

All Round School Security

School security starts at the perimeter of the school, but where is that? Security experts point to three perimeters that need securing.

germs everywhere

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Don't Touch That!

Your mom was right. There are germs everywhere. Don’t touch them. And don’t touch your face.

well designed learning spaces


Great Opportunities to Inspire

Well-designed learning spaces better prepare students for their future careers.

Healthy Classroom

Maintaining a Healthy Classroom Environment

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

Outdoor Spaces

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Outdoor Spaces

Creating a true community place where everyone feels welcome.

Whole System Design

Whole Systems Design

An integrated approach to sustainability.

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.

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