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ERIC Number: EJ967564
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1059-7417
Systemic Approach to Building 21st Century Schools: Experiences in the Aloha State
Bingler, Steven B.; Kaneko, William M.; Oshima, Alan M.
Educational Facility Planner, v45 n4 p35-37 2011
School districts throughout the country are suffering from aging schools, repair and maintenance backlogs, and budget short-falls. The result is insufficient government resources to ensure that students are provided adequate classrooms and facilities to enhance learning and student achievement. In Hawaii, the repair and maintenance backlog for 2010 was approximately $392 million for the Hawaii Department of Education's (DOE) 260 public schools statewide. Recognizing that public funds are severely limited, in 2009, the Hawaii Institute for Public Affairs (HIPA) initiated a research- and community-based effort to develop an innovative, systemic and practicable approach to school facilities upgrades, management and development. The process, best practices, and challenges experienced in the Aloha state could be used as a national model for building 21st century schools. A 21st century school includes a full complement of the people, programs and places that support a wide range of personal learning styles and instructional modalities. (Contains 5 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hawaii