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ERIC Number: EJ1000272
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-651X
Leaner, More Effective Schools
Fielding, Randall
School Business Affairs, v78 n10 p12-14, 16 Nov 2012
School districts across North America are facing a crushing dilemma: invest millions of dollars to maintain outdated, educationally ineffective buildings or seek funding for expensive renovations, additions, and new construction to meet the evolving needs of today's learners. Compounding the issue is deferred facility maintenance. Educational spaces whose designs are based on research in effective learning, where multiple modalities and individualized learning are accommodated, aren't as expensive as one might think. At the most basic level, using a portion of the funds allocated to maintenance for modest renovations leads to leaner, safer, more effective school facilities. This article discusses the kind of 21st century school configuration that not only reduces operational expenditures but also provides a safer and healthier educational environment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A