Which has a greater impact on student achievement -school funding or condition of school facilities?

Funding for our nation’s public schools, school facilities' conditions, and academic performance have long been a national discussion. NPR is currently spearheading the national discussion on this very topic in a weekly series over the next month, …

Author: Sam Zippin

Yesterday, Washington D.C.’s Metro System was completely shut down for emergency inspection and repairs after an underground fire earlier this week. While this is a very specific example, it is a symptom of the systemic problem in our “nation’s crumbling infrastructure.” School buildings similarly have infrastructure issues with facilities nearing the end of their life expectancy. Studies show there is a whopping $500 Billion in deferred maintenance in our nation’s schools. Read more about preventive maintenance champions in districts and colleges and how they are tackling their deferred maintenance and preventive maintenance needs in this whitepaper – Deferring Now Costs You Later.

Author: Sam Zippin
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