The American Association of School Administrators (AASA) provides EPA’s Tools for Schools Kit at no charge. They work with public schools and school districts throughout the nation, to improve school environments by educating students and staff. AASA provides presentations, outreach, technical assistance, training, exhibitions, webcasts, and resources. They direct special attention to schools serving disadvantaged and minority youth in urban communities.
Beyond Pesticides—Children and Schools formerly the National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides has as a primary goal is a world free of toxic pesticide. The website includes the School Pesticide Reform Coalition.
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) part of the Environmental Protection Agency includes Tools for Schools involves the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency site and provides answers to frequently asked questions concerning schools and air quality. They also provide a wealth of publications including Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools Kit. A special link involves “Managing Asthma in the School Environment. The EPA site has other interesting information.
The National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities provides information about school facilities for administrators and those advocating good school facilities. It provides information on planning, designing, funding, building, improving, and maintaining safe, healthy, high-performance schools. Charter school facilities are included. The information includes links and updated news concerning school facility issues. References and statistics having to do with educational facilities are provided.
Playworld Systems “Because the World Needs Play” A place where you can buy playground equipment for recess!
Project Clean: Citizens, Learners, and Educators Against Neglect provide valuable information about restoring, “cleanliness, safety, respect, and dignity to our schools’ restrooms.” Attention is also drawn to environmental concerns such as bad plumbing and water usage and waste. Creator Dr. Tom Keating’s book is Project Clean: Safe, Sanitary School Restrooms.
“Buildings, Not Drills, Hold Key to Disaster-Proof Schools.” by Nancy Bailey, Barry Welliver, & Edward Wolf.Education Week. July 18, 2011.
“Earthquakes Threaten Many American Schools.” by Nancy E. Bailey Phi Delta Kappan. 91 (7): 35-39 April 2010.
“On Shaky Ground” by California Watch is a California “investigation uncovering the systemic failures by the state’s chief regulator of construction standards for public schools.” Everyone should look into school building safety no matter they live.
Poisoned Schools: Invisible Threats, Visible ActionsMarch 25, 2012
“URM-FREE By 2033: Toward A National Safe Schools Agenda” by Edward C. Wolf and Yumei Wang, P.E. Pre-publication draft.
Ins and Outs of School Facility Management: More Than Bricks and Mortar by Tak Cheung Chan and Michael D. Ricardson