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News Articles

25-Year-Old Textbooks and Holes in the Ceiling: Inside America’s Public Schools. April 16, 2018 New York Times

America's Deathtrap Schools. April 7, 2018 New York Times

POLITICO/Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health poll finds 72% of Americans support improving school buildings, tied with bridges for #1 priority for federal infrastructure investments. March 2018.

Democrats to unveil $1 trillion infrastructure plan. March 7, 2018 Washington Post

Why a ‘Make America Great Again’ infrastructure program must include public schools. February 13, 2018 Washington Post

Advocates Build Case for Federal School Construction Aid. 
February 13, 2018 Education Week

Freezing classrooms spark heated debate over Baltimore’s school infrastructure. February 13, 2018 PBS News Hour

Many Schools Are in Disrepair. Will They Get Any of Trump's Infrastructure Money? January 31, 2018 Education Week

Will Trump Help Rebuild America's Schools? January 31, 2018 U.S. News and World Report

Building conditions deteriorate in cash-strapped school districts. Jan. 20, 2018 The Roanoke Times

Baltimore Sun series of articles on impact of cold weather on schools, January 2018 Baltimore Sun

Cold snap exposes cracks in upkeep of timeworn schoolsJan. 10, 2018, AP

It’s Not Just Freezing Classrooms in Baltimore. America’s Schools Are Physically Falling Apart. anuary 6, 2018 Mother Jones

The New School House: Building Facilities That Work. November 28, 2017, Education Week special issue

America’s schools are essential public infrastructure. By Richard Riley. October 17, 2017 The Hill

NSBA Letter on School Infrastructure Legislation: "Rebuilding America's Schools Act," May 18, 2017

Public Schools' Infrastructure Gets Near Failing Grade From Civil Engineers. March 10, 2017 Education Week

Media Contacts

Mary Filardo
21st Century School Fund
Washington, DC
202-745-3745 X11

Jeff Vincent
Center for Cities + Schools
Berkeley, CA

Kosta Diamantis
National Council on School Facilities
Hartford, Connecticut

Brian Kennedy
International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsworkers
Washington, DC