Report: $270 billion needed to upgrade nation's schools

03/20/2013 | Education Week

Some $270 billion is needed to upgrade and maintain school buildings across the country, according to a report on national infrastructure from the American Society of Civil Engineers. Overall, school buildings, half of which were built 50 to 60 years ago, received a "D" grade. The report, issued every four years, calls on the federal government to work with states to better fund school construction and maintenance and to update federal databases on school conditions.

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