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Monday
Apr262010

Schools Project History

Imagine going to a school building everyday that has seen minimal changes in the last 60 years. A school without air conditioning, where missing screens require the windows to stay closed, and where many of the window blinds don’t work. A school where the paint is stained and chipped, the carpets are old and grungy, and the lights have dimmed because they are old and dirty. Does this inspire excellence? Is this an optimal learning environment? Likely not. But, together, as a community, we can change this if we are willing to roll up our sleeves and take action, and we did.

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Monday
Apr262010

Impact of the Schools Project

Each of the schools that have been restored has reported:

  • Increased student test scores
  • Increased parental involvement
  • Decreased discipline incidents
  • Increased pride in school (demonstrated by the near elimination of graffiti and vandalism)

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