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School Facilities and Achievement
A CISF policy brief that uses academic literature and case studies to explore the link between facilities and student achievement.
Oregon Facility Statistics
Excerpts from CISF's Statewide Facility Statistics packet.
Indoor Health and Air Quality
An overview with expert opinions on HVAC systems, risk management, weather damage, and other issues.
Attributes of Successful Small Schools
An overview of the small schools movement, its advantages, drawbacks, and keys to the initiative's success.
Indoor Air Quality and Student Performance
An EPA report exploring links between air quality and achievement, including common causes of (and remedies for) pollutants in schools.
Decision-support software for long-range, K-12 school facility master planning and capital planning.
A guide from the National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities that provides a school safety walk-through checklist.
Safe School Facilities Checklist
Created by the National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities (NCEF).
Buildings for Academic Excellence
ACLU's discussion of the impact of poor school facilities in Baltimore City, as well as options for addressing the problem.
School Facility Fact Sheet
A fact sheet from the 21st-Century School Fund and BEST that compiles nation-wide facilities information concerning PK-12 public Schools.
Small High Schools on a Larger Scale
A study from the Consortium on Chicago School Research outlining the implementation and impact of the Chicago High School Redesign Initiative.
Report on the National Summit on School Design
The product of a three-day conference of building and educational stakeholders that includes recommendations and potential next steps.
A New Visions for Public Schools report that outlines the visual branding process of 16 pilot projects across NYC high school campuses.
Why Johnny Can't Walk to School
A discussion from the National Trust for Historic Presentation concerning the benefits of historic neighborhood schools.
Rethinking High Schools
A WestEd study of the New Century High School Initiative (NCHSI) and the progress of the 14 NYC schools that it opened in 2002.
Quality Education Model
Developed by Oregon's Quality Education Commission, this report explores the costs and structure (including classroon spaces) of the state's high-performing schools.
California Department of Education
A wide range of facilities resources and information organized by the CA Department of Education.
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