ERIC Number: ED439587
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Building Our Future: Making School Facilities Ready for the 21st Century. Report of the NASBE Study Group on School Infrastructure.
National Association of State Boards of Education, Alexandria, VA.
This report presents study results on the condition of the nation's school infrastructure and provides recommendations for creating a system of comprehensive strategic planning that will support the creation of high quality learning environments for all children. The report highlights the efforts of a number of schools, districts, states, and private corporations that are creating innovative ways to produce high quality school infrastructure. Chapters examine each of the following recommendations made by the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) Study Group: (1) planning and implementing building designs that help achieve the district's educational plans; (2) creating mechanisms to help districts provide adequate technology and technological support for students and compel educators and local boards to integrate technology into their educational plan; (3) ensuring that teachers and support staff have access to state-of-the-art professional space, technology, and technical assistance in attaining state and district education goals and implementing reform; and (4) encouraging state policymakers and local districts to work together to create funding mechanisms that ensure all students have access to genuinely good schools. (Contains 31 references.) (GR)
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, School Districts, State School District Relationship
National Association of State Boards of Education Publications, 1012 Cameron St., Alexandria, VA 22314 ($10 each, plus $2 shipping and handling, prepaid). Tel: 800-220-5183 (Toll Free); Tel: 703-684-4000.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Boards of Education, Alexandria, VA.