About This Series
This three-part special report examines the changing role of the states in addressing the nation's need to build and modernize its public schools.
- Part 1/June
More states are abandoning their traditionally hands-off approach to helping districts build and upgrade schools. The factors driving that change include litigation over inequities, burgeoning enrollments, and evolving educational demands.
- Part 2/June 13, 2001
School districts in rural and urban communities across the country have been taking their concerns about inadequate facilities to court. A look at schools in Alaska and New Jersey shows why.
- Part 3/ June 20, 2001
States take contrasting approaches to distributing money for school construction. Who wins and loses under those different sets of rules?
Vol. 20, Issue 39, Page 22