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Research (Myth and Reality: A Study of Excess Space in the District of Columbia Public High Schools. (Published 2002) )

In conjunction with the Senior High Alliance of Parents, Principals, and Educators, 21CSF surveyed available space at two District high schools and compared this data with official records of usable space. The study found that DCPS estimates of square footage were off by almost 20% and that the DCPS education specifications and design standards are too general and have not been adapted to modernization projects. The report suggests that each high school undergo a careful individualized space before planning begins.

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