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ERIC Number: EJ837605
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1059-7417
Every Community Needs a Healthy, High Performance School
Curreri, Michele; Pratapchandran, Sarat
Educational Facility Planner, v43 n2-3 p29-32 2009
The Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Indoor Environments Division presented the first Healthy Schools Summit in San Diego on September 29, 2008. The summit grew out of a renewed interest, passion and commitment from industry leaders to build healthy schools in communities across America. During the summit, participants described their vision with regard to building healthy, high performance schools. Of great import, the group concluded that steps to advance the movement should include developing better performance indicators for these types of schools, engaging children in climate change and helping to make communities recognize the full spectrum of education including student performance and student's interaction with the community and environment. They also discussed challenges like cost issues, lack of knowledge among constituents, lack of incentives, lack of schools not being early adopters to this change and ultimately lack of leadership. This article presents the knowledge developed by the group, the methods they used to tackle challenges, and the energy they created to put their commitments to action.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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