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Schools Score $6.4 Billion

There's a bill coming to a vote in the House soon that would make our public schools much, much better: "Last week a House panel approved the...


There's a bill coming to a vote in the House soon that would make our public schools much, much better:"Last week a House panel approved the 21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act, a bill that would authorize $6.4 billion in 2010 for school construction projects that meet certain environmental standards. Projects that could qualify include maximizing green space, finding more efficient ways to control room temperature with windows and building materials, maximizing daylight, using organic compound cleaning products and tapping into renewable energy sources like solar power. The bill would provide additional funding for such projects until 2015, by which time all publicly-funded school construction projects would have to meet environmental standards."It's been shown that having natural light and outdoor space improve student performance and health, the investment pays off financially, and it all sets a good example for the kids' malleable minds. Any way you slice it, this makes tons of sense.
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