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21st Century School Fund, 2018
The National Council on School Facilities is interested in maintaining good quality local, state, and national facilities data that can be analyzed and reported to inform policy, practice, and spending. The "State of Our Schools" 2016 report examined 20 years of school district and state funding for K-12 public school facilities…
Descriptors: School Buildings, Educational Facilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools
Filardo, Mary; Vincent, Jeffrey M. – 21st Century School Fund, 2017
To formulate a "systems-based" plan to address the PK-12 infrastructure crisis, in 2016, the 21st Century School Fund (21CSF) and the University of California-Berkeley's Center for Cities + Schools (CC+S), in partnership with the National Council on School Facilities and the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council,…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities, Systems Approach, Educational Change, Educational Quality
Filardo, Mary – 21st Century School Fund, 2016
School facilities have a direct impact on student learning, student and staff health, and school finances. But too many students attend school facilities that fall short of providing 21st century learning environments because essential maintenance and capital improvements are underfunded. In this report, the author compiled and analyzed the best…
Descriptors: School Buildings, Educational Facilities, Improvement, Public Schools
21st Century School Fund, 2015
This white paper provides the conclusion of the 21st Century School Fund and JFW, Inc. inquiry into and analysis of Wyoming's current programs for managing and funding its K-12 public school facilities. The Wyoming School Facilities Department engaged 21CSF and JFW, Inc. to provide an independent analysis of the state's current building portfolio…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities, Educational Facilities Improvement, School Buildings, Elementary Secondary Education
21st Century School Fund, 2011
Proper planning of school facilities is critical for all school districts no matter how large or small, whether major construction is in the works or the district is managing enrollment declines. When school districts properly plan for their school facilities they have better schools, more public use and higher value for public spending. This…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Planning, Public Schools, Master Plans, School Districts
21st Century School Fund, 2011
Quality schoolyards provide opportunities for the physical challenges, exercise, sensory play, fantasy play, organized sports, and unsupervised free play that allow for healthy, well-rounded development. Schoolyards should be safe places where children practice social skills and develop an appreciation for the feelings of others and the…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Public Schools, Playgrounds, Urban Schools
Filardo, Mary; Bar, Michelle; Cheng, Stephanie; Ulsoy, Jessie; Allen, Marni – 21st Century School Fund, 2010
In this study, the 21st Century School Fund (21CSF), with support from the National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, examined the state capital outlay funding for elementary and secondary public education facility construction and modernization. The authors examined how much capital outlay has been expended by states from 2005-2008 as…
Descriptors: Expenditures, School Construction, Educational Facilities, Public Education
Filardo, Mary; Vincent, Jeff M.; Allen, Marni; Franklin, Jason – 21st Century School Fund, 2010
In this paper, the 21st Century School Fund and the Center for Cities and Schools at the University of California Berkeley provide a conceptual frame for the joint use of PK-12 public school buildings. There is a growing conversation about and demand for joint use as a way to provide services to children and families in convenient locations,…
Descriptors: Community Leaders, Public Schools, Physical Activities, Health Promotion
21st Century School Fund, 2010
"The Through Your Lens" book brings together the vivid photos and poignant stories of students and teachers across America with context from statistics, maps and background. It illustrates current school conditions, how our system reached this point, and what is possible for all students and teachers. Perhaps most important, it answers the…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities, School Funds, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
21st Century School Fund, 2010
The 21st Century School Fund, through its Building Educational Success Together (BEST) collaborative, is tracking the effect of federal stimulus funding on the condition of PK-12 public school facilities and whether or not the distribution of ARRA funding related to public school facilities is helping reduce the disparity of capital expenditures…
Descriptors: Expenditures, Public Schools, Educational Facilities, School Funds
Filardo, Mary; O'Donnell, Sean – 21st Century School Fund, 2010
Methodology: There is no national source of data or information on the federal role in funding and oversight for public PK-12 school facilities. To address this shortcoming, 21st Century School Fund has prepared this study with the support of the National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities. In collecting data and information for this report,…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Clearinghouses, Educational Facilities, State Agencies
21st Century School Fund, 2009
There has been a slow but steady increase of research on the impact of public school facilities on educational achievement and community outcomes and of the rigor of the research. This summary of studies is part of a larger literature review conducted by the 21st Century School Fund with funding from the Charitable Trust of the Council on…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Design, Public Schools, Trusts (Financial), Program Effectiveness
Filardo, Mary; Allen, Marni; Huvendick, Nancy; Sung, Ping; Garrison, David; Turner, Margery Austin; Comey, Jennifer; Williams, Barika; Guernsey, Elizabeth – 21st Century School Fund, 2008
Over the last decade, the District of Columbia implemented bold steps to improve its public schools while also experiencing population growth, property value increases, and strong city fiscal health. But its child population (0-17 years old) remained essentially the same and a dwindling share of the city's children was attending the public…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Public Schools, Urban Schools, Housing
21st Century School Fund, 2008
The big District of Columbia Public School (DCPS) school facilities issues right now are the proposed closing of underutilized school buildings and the effects of new grade-level reorganization and consolidations. However, this report focuses on another critical issue--the basic condition of all DCPS school buildings. This special report of the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Buildings, School Funds, Educational Facilities Improvement
Garrison, David; Allen, Marni; Turner, Margery; Comey, Jennifer; Williams, Barika; Guernsey, Elizabeth; Filardo, Mary; Huvendick, Nancy; Sung, Ping – 21st Century School Fund, 2008
This report is the first phase of a three-part Quality Schools Project to help the District of Columbia create a firm analytical basis for planning for quality schools to meet the needs of the city's families. The Quality School Project is a joint effort of the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education, the 21st Century School Fund, the…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Private Schools, School Choice, Neighborhood Improvement
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