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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

Published in Print: June 6, 2001, as About This Series
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