New Report: Helping Johnny Walk to School: Policy Recommendations for Removing Barriers to Community-Centered Schools (National Trust for Historic Preservation)

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How can we encourage more community-centered schools or in other words "get safe routes to school the first time around"?

A new report released by the National Trust for Historic Preservation describes steps that states and localities can take to encourage more schools that are centrally-located and accessible by many modes of transportation. The report, produced through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency suggests changes that would help ensure that the educational, environmental, health, community, and fiscal considerations are weighed by communities when making school closing, consolidation, and site selection decisions.

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