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Bill funds removal of lead pipes that supply drinking water to schools, safe routes to schools programs, expanded broadband access, and clean school bus programs.
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.
The TVA’s School Uplift project should help public school officials in seven states realize energy savings that can be redirected to classroom instruction
Perfectly sound furniture that might have ended up in a landfill now fills out a makerspace and activity lounge at Donald Meyer Elementary School.
Districts are planning ventilation and HVAC upgrades with ESSER funds, as well as other maintenance projects, over a shortened summer break.
Which COVID-19 prevention measures should we keep in the long term and which may hinder our sustainability goals?
The money, half supplied through direct grants and the other $50 billion through bonds, also includes $45 billion to replace lead water pipes nationwide.
The Senate passed its version of a relief package that includes approximately $126 billion in funding for K-12 education, down from the nearly $130 billion provided by the House.
Investments in this area not only combat COVID-19, but also provide a safety net for future viruses down the line.
Long before COVID, Thousand Oaks High School in California began designing an outdoor classroom equipped with all the instructional technology of an indoor learning space.
Upgrading the boiler system at Myrtle Crest Elementary School in rural Oregon ended up costing its district nothing.