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These publications are all published by BEST partners. For a clearinghouse of information on K-12 school facilities, go to BEST partner National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities's website at www.edfacilities.org.
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2021

2021 State of our Schools

Document Type: report

This national report provides an overview of research on the impact and importance of public school facilities to education, health, the environment, communities and resiliency. It analyzes facilities spending and investment in the years from FY09 following the great recession to FY2019. SOOS2021 was conducted by the 21st Century School Fund in partnership with the National Council on School Facilities and International WELL Building Institute.

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Written Statement of Mary Filardo, Founder and Executive Director of the 21st Century School Fund Before the House Committee on Education and Labor
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2018

Bipartisan Policy Center Podcast on School Infrastructure
Published By: Bipartisan Policy Center
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2018 State Profiles Update for the State of Our Schools Report 2016
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Invest in Resilient Public School Infrastructure
Published By: ReBuild America's School Infrastructure Coalition
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