Best Practices in Educational Facilities Investments

Investment guidelines and policy (20)

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Trends in the Age of Education Infrastructure in Canada

Provides statistical and financial insights into Canada's educational infrastructures over the last decades. Discusses population and enrolment trends, new constructions, age differences exist amongst provinces and different levels of education.
Categories: Investment guidelines and policy
Country: Canada
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Modernising Secondary School Buildings in Portugal (OECD CELE Review)

Evaluates the elements and outcomes of the School Building Modernisation Programme (SMP) in Portugal, a major programme to rehabilitate the secondary schools in Portugal. Provides the national context with a description of the main characteristics of the Portuguese education system, and a summary with key features of the SMP; analysis of the strengths of the programme together with the challenges and problems it faces; and conclusions and recommendations from the analysis.
Categories: Investment guidelines and policy
Country: Portugal
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Review of Education Capital

Makes recommendations on the future delivery models for capital investment in the United Kingdom from 2011/12 onwards. Concludes that current approaches are “flawed”, and that capital investment had, over time, become “complex, time-consuming, expensive and opaque". Recommend a new system for managing capital expenditure and the wider reform of "arm's-length" bodies.
Categories: Investment guidelines and policy, Procurement
Country: UK-England
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New from Old: Transforming Scondary Schools through Refurbishment

Explains how to realise the potential of existing school buildings and give them a new lease of life as refurbishment projects are a significant part of both Building Schools for the Future and the Primary Capital Programme in the UK. Gives examples from case studies.
Categories: Investment guidelines and policy
Country: UK-England
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Investment Strategy for Northern Ireland 2005/2015.

Outlines the Investment Strategy for Northern Ireland and presents an overview of the main investments that will be attainable over the strategy period. Schools and school housing constitute an important allocation in this strategy and investment schemes and policies for primary schools are stated amongst other public sector infrastructure projects.
Categories: Investment guidelines and policy
Country: UK-Northern Ireland
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Condition of America’s Public School Facilities

Provides information about the condition of school facilities and the costs to bring them into good condition; school plans for repairs, renovations, and replacements; the age of public schools; and overcrowding and practices used to address overcrowding. The results presented in this report are based on questionnaire data for 903 public elementary and secondary schools in the United States.
Categories: Investment guidelines and policy, Condition assessment
Country: United States
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Hard Lessons, Causes and Consequences of Michigan’s School Construction Boom

Reviews how school construction decisions — whether to renovate existing buildings or build new, Greenfield facilities — are made in Michigan and their effect on development patterns.
Categories: Investment guidelines and policy, Construction and cost management
Country: United States
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Good Buildings, Better Schools: An economic stimulus opportunity.

Presents the scale of public school infrastructure in the U.S emphasizing the deteriorating conditions in the public schools' condition and design challenge. Discusses challenges that school districts face either increasing or declining enrollments that require them to either build new inventory or reduce inventory to meet their changing demographics. Argues for an immediate spending on public school maintenance and repair for the favour of the economy and at the same time for education quality and even health. Proposes strategies for investment in K-12 public school facilities.
Categories: Investment guidelines and policy
Country: United States
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Increasing State Investments in Early Care and Education: Lessons Learned from Advocates and Best Practices

Provides advocates with proven strategies for making progress in securing access to early learning opportunities for all children, and demonstrates the possibilities for children when advocacy strategies, political will and fiscal opportunities align. Provides state profiles for early childhood education strategies and discusses the lessons learned.
Categories: Strategic planning, Investment guidelines and policy
Country: United States
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Growth and Disparity: A Decade of U.S. Public School Construction

Provides a comprehensive analysis of schools that benefited from school construction spending across the nation by looking at how much was spent, what was accomplished, and which students and communities saw benefits. Looks at the decade from 1995.
Categories: Investment guidelines and policy
Country: United States