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A national survey by GAO found that 41% of districts need to update or replace HVAC systems in at least half their schools (approximately 36,000 schools nationwide).
The effects can be devastating on students, but the right interventions and responses from districts and educators can make a difference.
Hopefully, many school districts will use American Rescue Plan funds to invest in air quality projects, perhaps their first in decades. When they do, it is important that they invest wisely.
District leaders are having to change menus daily as food suppliers are forced to substitute products, putting pressure on students with allergies to check ingredients.
As schools respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for safe and clean spaces is increasing.
Traditional ways of disciplining students - including corporal punishment - must be examined and revised in order to effect lasting changes in behavior.
Build Back Better Act that includes billions of dollars in funds for early childhood care and universal pre-K, school construction, educator professional development, and school meal programs
Districts spend about $110 billion on maintenance, operations, and capital construction each year but they need $195 billion to address aging infrastructure and other facilities concers, a new report says.
The design of a learning environment can have a big impact on teaching, learning, and student success.
The unveiling and ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrated a collaborative undertaking by numerous visionaries, funders and sponsors.
Connecting with natural phenomena can make stepping outside the most memorable experience of a student's time in school, one veteran outdoor educator says.