A hallway is transformed into a learning community at Hillel Academy in Tampa, Fla.
From “Cells and Bells” to Learning Communities
Renovating school facilities for student-centered learning
The United States has more than $2 trillion of net worth tied up in its school facilities, making it the country’s single largest educational investment. The average age of schools in most districts across the nation is between 30 and 50 years. On top of increasing routine maintenance expenses that total many hundreds of millions of dollars, more than $12 billion is spent annually to modernize, add to, or build new schools.