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.


 Immersive Learning Environments: An Untapped Resource for Differentiated Learning

Expert Perspective

Immersive Learning Environments: An Untapped Resource for Differentiated Learning

As education principles continue to evolve, immersive learning environments offer an emerging and meaningful education tool.

Facilities & Design

Building Trendy K-12 Schools

The world of education is changing more quickly and more comprehensively than ever before. Two key developments are effectively changing the traditional design of K-12 schools.

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Technology (Enhancing + Engaging + Connecting)

7 Tips to Ensure Your District Is 'Digital from Day 1'

Three district-level directors of technology share their best practices for ensuring that your digital initiatives are ready to go the moment students set foot in the classroom.

maintenance cleaning floors

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Floors Need Special Care

Nearly all flooring surfaces in a school facility can be considered 'high traffic areas.'

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

The Time Has Come for Us to Say 'Sayonara'

school cooridor

Healthy, Safe Schools

K-12 school environments can cause illness and injuries. What schools must do to prevent these problems.

Hot Tips: Ergonomic Furniture

Free Time (and Space) Should Be A Priority



Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Not a Lot of Coverage

roof

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

My Roof's Got a Hole In it...

Each roof leak is an opportunity to fail. As always, planning for all possible alternatives in advance will pay dividends in the future.

disaster response

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Planning Disaster Responses

Many different kinds of disasters can strike your school. Are you prepared to respond?

Wallace School Iowa

Specifier's Report: Outfitting 21st-Century Educational Facilities

Here's what administrators have to say about specifying products that best serve the needs of the school or district.

learning environment

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

New Wine in Old Bottles

Imagine the opportunities that could be created in the learning environment if there were 50 or even a 100 points of light in each classroom that could be controlled individually or grouped in zones.

performance space

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Performance Space

Trends in design with two contrasting approaches.

Gresham-Barlow Schools Save Over $1.5 Million Annually

See how this school district went from bleeding energy dollars to saving over $1.5 million a year in cost avoidance, earning an ENERGY STAR rating of 97 and becoming an 11-time Partner of the Year award winner.

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