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May 17, 2017

Portland, Ore., Voters Approve Record Tax to Fix Lead-Laced, Crumbling Buildings

Nearly all the district's schools have lead levels in the water that exceed federal safety standards. Many of the buildings are also plagued by peeling lead paint, and high concentrations of radon and asbestos.

March 10, 2017

Public Schools' Infrastructure Gets Near Failing Grade From Civil Engineers

Nearly a quarter of school buildings were rated in "fair" or "poor" condition, The American Society of Civil Engineers said in its 2017 Infrastructure Report Card.

January 27, 2017

Philadelphia May Need to Spend Nearly $5 Billion to Repair School Buildings: Report

An in-depth review of Philadelphia school district's 300-plus schools, athletic facilities, and other district-owned buildings revealed that the district may need to spend nearly $5 billion to make repairs, according to a the Philadelphia Inquirer.

January 18, 2017

Buffalo Teachers Push for Carl Paladino's Removal From City's School Board

Buffalo school board member Carl Paladino has been under fire since late December for derogatory comments he made about President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. He has refused to resign despite mounting pressure for his ouster.

December 19, 2016

Group Wants Schools Included in Trump Administration's Infrastructure Spending

The National Council on School Facilities passed a resolution this month asking for school buildings and grounds to be included in federal infrastructure programs in the new Trump Administration.

March 05, 2015

Nevada Bond Rollover Allows Districts to Address Overcrowding

The fast-growing Clark County district, which includes Las Vegas, has seven "shovel-ready" projects on tap, with 12 school scheduled to open in 2017 and plans to make additions to 40 other schools.

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