Funding Partnerships

Title Abstract Publication Date
Science Center School [Los Angeles, CA]. Describes this special school featuring an integrated curriculum emphasizing science, mathematics and the use of technology, but remaining a neighborhood school for underserved groups of children and... 12/31/2005
Science Center School, Los Angeles. Profiles this unusual science and math magnet school in Los Angeles, designed by Thom Mayne of Morphosis. The charter elementary school has joined up with the California Science Center's... 04/30/2006
Secondary + Post-Secondary Funding = High-Tech Center. Describes a joint effort between Virginia Beach City Public Schools and Tidewater Community College that resulted in the building of a technology training center. The center enjoys heavy usage and is... 11/30/2003
Separate but Equal. Describes how the University of Washington-Bothell and Cascadia Community College came to share a single site successfully. 06/30/2002
Shared Destinies. Describes examples of high schools sharing their physical fitness and recreation facilities with other community groups, discussing the benefits and inevitable scheduling and programming challenges. 04/30/2003
Smart Partnerships Construct Smart Schools. Describes, with examples, public-private partnerships to build new schools in rapidly developing areas, particularly where the developer spends impact fees to build the school themselves. This also... 12/31/2004
Solar Schools Assessment and Implementation Project: Financing Options for Solar Installations on K-12 Schools. Details best practices for financing and installing photovoltaic (PV) systems on school buildings. The report focuses on financial options developed specifically for renewable energy and energy... 09/30/2011
Some Children Are Still Left Behind: Planning, Designing and Financing Schools for the 21st Century. Advises in effort of deciding when and how to replace aging, deteriorating K-12 public school buildings. The author addresses the conditions in many of today's schools and poses high-performance...
Some New Ideas Are Overcoming School Building Ills Examples of several school districts using innovative financing to build new schools, including a public private partnership arrangement in Greenville, South Carolina. Other methods discussed include... 02/28/2006
Successful Steps: Identifying Elements in Joint-use Agreements. A Study of the Joint-use Agreements Involving Public School Districts Who Were Approved for Funding from Proposition 203, the Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 1996. Examines the specific elements and component language of sixty-seven joint-use agreements that were submitted to the Office of Public School Construction (OPSC) as part of the application process for... 02/29/2000
Taking the Road Less Traveled. Describes a unique partnership between the Sycamore Community School District in Ohio and the University of Cincinnati that resulted in a new K-4 elementary school located on the campus of Raymond... 05/31/2003
Task Force to Study Public School Facilities: Final Report. Presents the results of two years work by this task force to examine the adequacy and equity of Maryland's public school construction program. The Task Force began with a facility assessment of... 01/31/2004
Teacher Perceptions of the Use of a Public-Private Partnership for School Facility Provision. [United Kingdom] This article considers how the private finance initiative, a contract for infrastructure, affected teachers' perceptions of efficacy, job satisfaction, and morale at an urban secondary school in... 12/31/2007
The Art of Partnership. Describes the new performing arts center in New Albany, Ohio. The professional level facility was created by a partnership between the school district, the community, and private industry. 06/30/2008
The Basics: Public Private Partnership Information. Describes seven types of public/private partnerships used for school construction, provides examples of where they have been implemented, and lists pros and cons of these partnerships. Includes nine... 02/13/2006
The Charter School Facility Finance Landscape. Provides a national directory of private nonprofit and public providers of funding and financing for charter school facilities. Based on research and interviews with over 50 charter school... 04/30/2005
The Community-Use Trend. Examines how school district/community organization alliances help fund new school construction as well as provide students and the general public with extended services. Examples of how school/... 12/31/1997
The Development of Educational Facilities Through Joint Use Mechanisms. This paper was prepared as an outgrowth of a Getty Center symposium sponsored by New Schools Better Neighborhoods (NSBN) and its partner organizations in May 1999. The subject of joint use,... 01/17/2000
The Disney Celebration School-Ten Years of Celebrating the Future. Reviews strategies that set the Celebration School outside of Orlando, Florida apart and are now being emulated by other systems: small schools within schools, integrated curriculum, personalized... 12/31/2004
The Downtown School Community Report. Connecting Learning With Life. In August 1993 the Des Moines (Iowa) community created a new type of neighborhood school by placing an elementary school close to where the parents work, rather than where they live. This school, the... 12/31/1995
The Future is Now. Philly School District and Microsoft Team to Reinvent High Schools The Philadelphia school district partnered with software giant Microsoft on a project dubbed The School of the Future. The project seeks to design and build a prototype school that is aesthetically... 09/30/2005
The Future of School Facilities: Getting Ahead of the Curve. This paper asserts that instead of assuming that the future of learning has to take place in buildings we happen to have now, districts can let innovations in instruction and learning drive how they... 04/30/2002
The Intersection of School and Community. Increasing public and philanthropic resources are becoming available to fund a wide array of activities that make use of school facilities, school legitimacy, and school resources. However, there is... 07/11/2000
The Learning Curve. Examines how a group of private corporations can bring new skills to the difficult task of designing, constructing, starting up, and maintaining educational facilities. 12/31/2001
The Mighty Multiuse Facility Colleges and universities are building impressive mixed-use facilities to attract new students, benefit the community, and generate extra revenue. This discusses California State University,... 09/30/2004