Funding Partnerships

Title Abstract Publication Date
Education in the Marketplace: School at Mall of America. Educators have long acknowledged that not all learning occurs in a classroom. This paper describes an innovative education program in Minnesota in which the educational facility was built in a... 02/28/1994
Facilities Financing. New Models for Districts That Are Creating Schools Now. This report outlines innovative ways school districts are meeting their facilities needs outside the traditional sources of facilities financing. Non-traditional funding strategies include private... 01/31/2004
Facilities Financing: Monetizing Education's Untapped Resource The enormous costs and burdens of outmoded facilities arrangements represent an immense opportunity for the nation's school systems. In this paper, the author explores the causes of the nation... 08/07/2011
Facilities Funding Thaws. Discusses the trend toward public-private partnerships in higher education construction. Privatized housing is highlighted, as are benefits of federal stimulus funds and the tight bond market.... 12/31/2009
Federal Initiatives: An Overview. Describes public-private partnerships and federal efforts for school modernization. 01/31/2005
Financing Alternatives Call for Flexibility, Creativity One page discussion of methods that can be used alone or in combination to fund school facilities: lease or lease-purchase plans; establishing business/community partnerships; imposing school impact... 08/31/1998
Financing Energy-Efficient Projects. Briefly describes tax-exempt lease/purchase agreements as a means to finance improvements in school facility energy consumption. 12/31/2005
Financing Facility Improvements for Out-of-School Time and Community School Programs. Strategy Brief. Vol. 1 No. 4. This strategy brief presents general principles and strategies for financing facility improvements and highlights five examples of innovative strategies, including: (1) accessing school construction... 07/31/2000
Financing Solutions for Fiscal Stress: Public-Private Partnerships. Discusses public-private partnerships in university construction, including Virginia's Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002, and tax-exempt leasing. 08/31/2002
Finding a Home. Discusses how charter schools often struggle in their search for suitable educational facilities, and offers some possible solutions such as cooperative ownership. 10/31/2002
Finding Funding. Identifies sources of funding to help build green schools, including federal and state programs, foundation grants, and partnerships with business. 02/28/2009
Finding Funding: Community Partnerships and Public Education. Describes three plans to generate private contributions to complement traditional funding: establishing a charitable foundation; finding separate funding for school breakfasts; and expanding... 03/31/2001
First and Goal. Discusses the importance of community and school official collaboration and compromise behind building secondary school multipurpose stadiums. Examples of how some schools resolved funding issues are... 10/31/1999
Flexible and Alternative Approaches to Providing School Infrastructure in Alberta, Canada. Discusses Alberta's creative ways of providing school infrastructure that meets the needs of 21st century learning. Solutions are being found through the use of alternative financing and... 02/28/2010
Fostering Success Within the Cyclic Workforce: Seminole Community College's Innovative Approach to Helping Apprenticeship Students Live, Work, and Learn A first of its kind in the state of Florida, the Seminole Community College's Center for Building Construction was constructed as a partnership project between Seminole Community College,... 08/31/2005
Fuels for Schools and Beyond Fuels for Schools promotes the use of wood biomass to provide a readily available energy source for schools and other public buildings. The program uses small diameter trees removed in fire hazard...
Fulfilling a Ten-Year Dream: Building a School Library Media Center Describes the process of building a new media center at Crestige South Elementary School in Centerview, Missouri. Discusses fund-raising efforts of the parent-teacher organization, the floor plan... 12/31/1998
Funding Building Projects in a Tough Economy Outlines sources for hidden funding to help construct and maintain school buildings, including local and state tax revenues, with some limited support from state and small federal initiatives; Local... 03/31/2012
Funding Our Future: Creative Financing Boosts School Construction Public-private partnerships (P3s) are emerging as a promising way to tap the resources needed to address schools' capital needs. Discusses public-private partnerships that are focused on... 05/08/2012
Getting Physical about Education. Describes Denver's Learning Landscape Alliance (LLA) , where a public/private partnership was formed to upgrade the city's elementary school playgrounds. 22 learning landscapes were created... 10/31/2005
Government and Private Enterprise--A Model Partnership Delivering Outstanding Schools. Discusses the Victoria (Australia) Department of Education and Early Childhood Development's Program Management of Schools Capital Works. Current state funding, capital improvement programs,... 12/31/2010
Green Building Report. Describes one superintendent's success in receiving $725,000 in grants to cover costs related to environmental upgrades in a new school building. The grants covered photovoltaics, extra... 01/31/2005
Greening the Bottom Line: The Trend Toward Green Revolving Funds on Campus. Reports on a survey conducted about green revolving funds (GRFs) in higher education. Research for the report took place between November 2009 and January 2011 and includes data from 52 universities... 01/31/2011
Greenville Schools Ahead. Describes how Greenville, South Carolina, financed a $1 billion capital program by utilizing a non-profit holding company that will hold title to the school buildings while the district buys them... 11/12/2006
Grounds for Learning. Describes initiatives, including public private partnerships, in which existing schools are transforming their grounds into outdoor learning spaces. Discusses the recreational, social, academic,... 12/31/2002

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