School Climate & Safety Series

Under Construction

This three-part series examines the boom in the construction and renovation of K-12 schools and the continuing challenges that communities face in getting the facilities their students and educators need.

School Climate & Safety Pitfalls Lurk for School-Project Chiefs
The number of architects and builders drawn to school construction is surging. Veterans of the field warn, though, that it has many added complexities that newcomers may not be aware of, and that can often result in higher costs and delayed schedules. Last in a series.
Joetta L. Sack, March 31, 2004
9 min read
Education Scarcity of Property Is Growing Obstacle to Building Schools
It was described as an insurmountable task: finding 440 acres of land in the most densely populated areas of Los Angeles on which 80 much-needed schools could be built.
Joetta L. Sack, March 24, 2004
7 min read
Meeting District Needs Schools, Developer Partner Up On Denver Project
The vast, bare plot of land in the middle of Denver used to be an airport. Today, it’s slowly coming back to life as a planned community called Stapleton. Includes the accompanying story, "Scarcity of Property Is Growing Obstacle to Building Schools."
Joetta L. Sack, March 24, 2004
8 min read
Education School Construction Defies Fiscal Doldrums
The sagging economy of recent years may have meant hard times for much of the nation's education sector, but one area has been flourishing: school construction. First in a series.
Joetta L. Sack, March 17, 2004
12 min read