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Data: U.S. School Buildings: Age, Condition, and Spending

November 28, 2017 1 min read
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How well are America’s public school buildings and other facilities holding up? How much is the nation spending to build and maintain them? Is it enough? And just who’s bearing the costs?

Here’s some data to fuel that discussion gleaned from a variety of sources, including the U.S. Department of Education, and a 2016 joint report from the 21st Century School Fund, the National Council on School Facilities, and the Center for Green Schools.

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Overall Condition

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Maintenance & Operation Spending

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SOURCES: National Center for Education Statistics; “State of Our Schools, 2016" 21st Century School Fund, National Council on School Facilities, Center for Green Schools; Education Week Research Center

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A version of this article appeared in the November 29, 2017 edition of Education Week


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