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Almost half of America’s public school buildings were built to educate the baby boomers – a generation that is now retiring from the workforce. Public school enrollment is projected to gradually increase through 2019, yet state and local school construction funding continues to decline. National spending on school construction has diminished to approximately $10 billion in 2012, about half the level spent prior to the recession, while the condition of school facilities continues to be a significant concern for communities. Experts now estimate the investment needed to modernize and maintain our nation’s school facilities is at least $270 billion or more. However, due to the absence of national data on school facilities for more than a decade, a complete picture of the condition of our nation’s schools remains mostly unknown.

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  • This Week in Infrastructure: Get Noisier!
  • 08/08/14
  • After Congress hit the snooze button on fixing the Highway Trust Fund last week, Transportation Secretary Foxx asked Americans to “get a little noisier” on the issue. You can take Sec. Foxx up on his...Read More >>

  • Missourians Reject Sales Tax for Infrastructure
  • 08/06/14
  • The following is a guest post from Maria Matthews, ASCE Manager of State Government Affairs On August 5 Missouri voters defeated a measure that would have established a dedicated infrastructure fund from revenue earned through...Read More >>

  • How Your State Funds School Construction
  • 07/24/14
  • In every community across the U.S. is a school building. They’re used for learning, libraries, sports, and feeding kids, but they’re also used for community meetings, school programs, and in emergencies.  Each one of these...Read More >>