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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 6, 2001
    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

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