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In a district now comprised entirely of charter schools, many New Orleans children face hour-plus journeys. This makes for increased stress on low-income families and a potential rise in chronic absenteeism.
Mar 31, 2015   Pacific Standard
Revelations that a school cafeteria in Philadelphia is being used as a nightclub on the weekends has outraged locals and parents.
Apr 2, 2010   The New York Times
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley says recently approved legislation that allows city school teachers to live outside Chicago borders will help to decimate the city's middle class.
Mar 29, 2010   Chicago Sun-Times
School officials in the UK are increasingly looking at old office buildings and other existing facilities that can be converted into school houses more affordably than building from scratch.
Dec 14, 2009   Guardian
U.S. News and World Report looks at crime rates, schools, number of children and green spaces to compile this list of the 10 Best Places to Grow Up.
Aug 23, 2009   U.S. News And World Report
A new study from <em>The Brookings Institution</em> discusses how school quality and neighborhood affordability are linked, and how both can be improved.
Aug 1, 2009   The Brookings Institution
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law a bill that will bring about $31 billion worth of road, transit and school construction projects.
Jul 15, 2009   Chicago Tribune
The American Academy of Pediatrics has released a new report focusing on the effect of the built environment on children's health. Access to parks, the ability to walk to school, and opportunities for 'incidental exercise.'
May 30, 2009   American Academy of Pediatrics
Atlanta school leaders consider renegotiating a Tax Allocation District (TAD) agreement that was set up to help fund projects such as the Beltline, a 22-mile loop of transit, trails, parks and development around the city.
Apr 17, 2009   The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
As more parents drive their kids to school, areas around campuses have become increasingly dangerous for pedestrians. Narrow sidewalks and too-few crosswalks are partly to blame.
Apr 16, 2009   The New York Times
The elementary school in Goodsprings, Nevada is a historic and central part of this small town. But with just six students, the costs of running the school are climbing too high for administrators.
Apr 14, 2009   The New York Times