School Facilities & Design
School & District Management What the Research Says High Costs, Outdated Infrastructure Hinder Districts' Air-Quality Efforts
A national survey finds the pandemic has led districts to update schools' ventilation systems, but their options are limited.
School & District Management Districts Are Spending Millions on ‘Unproven’ Air Purifiers
Schools are buying technology that academic air-quality experts warn can lull them into a false sense of security or even harm kids.
School & District Management Explainer The Dismal State of School Infrastructure, in Charts
School buildings across the country are in disarray. Here's how it happened and what it would take to fix the problem.
Education Funding Biden Infrastructure Plan Calls for $100 Billion for School Construction, Upgrades
President Joe Biden's $2 trillion American Jobs Plan would also fund replacement of lead pipes and expand broadband internet access.
School & District Management Explainer Should Schools Use UV Light to Eliminate COVID-19?
Some schools have begun to use ultraviolet light systems to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but their effectiveness and safety can vary.
Families & the Community Audio A Storm, Power Outages, and a Pandemic: Texas Educators and Families Describe a School Year Upended
On top of the deadly pandemic, millions of people in Texas lost heat and water for days after a winter storm. Hear how families and educators coped.
School & District Management What the CDC Guidelines Don't Say About Classroom Ventilation and COVID-19 Spread
The new guidance focuses less on ventilation than masking or distancing, but research shows some attention to ventilation can help.
School & District Management Explainer Air Purifiers, Fans, and Filters: A COVID-19 Explainer for Schools
Learn what does and does not work to protect your students and staff from contracting coronavirus through the air.
School Climate & Safety Aging Buildings. Poor Ventilation. What Will It Take to Keep Coronavirus Out of Schools?
Spending millions to guard against COVID-19 spread, district leaders also must convince parents school buildings are safe.
School Climate & Safety Pulling Off a Regular School Schedule—With Modifications—in the Pandemic
In communities where cases of COVID-19 remain low, schools can plan for students to be in classrooms every day with some important modifications. Understand the pros and the cons.
School Climate & Safety What Needs to Change Inside School Buildings Before They Reopen
Here’s a checklist of changes for inside and outside buildings to keep students and staff six feet apart and ensure cleanliness—and how much it could cost.