National Center for Education Statistics

  • Although 17 percent of U.S. public schools had major repairs for the 2012-13 school year, a new survey released Thursday found that more than half of the country's schools need renovation work. Photo by Flickr user Robert Couse-Baker
    March 6, 2014   BY Alexis Cox 

    More than half of the nation’s public school facilities are in desperate need of repairs or modernization, according to a new survey released Thursday.

    On average, school building were at least 44 years old and the renovations would cost roughly $197 billion to improve those schools, researchers from the National Center for Education Statistics said. Continue reading