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21st Century School Fund, 2011, PK-12 Public Educational Facilities Master Plan Evaluation Guide External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF).

Agron, Joe. "38th Annual Maintenance & Operations Cost Study External link opens in new window or tab." American School & University 81, no. 9 (2009): 20-23.

American Architectural Foundation. Design for Learning Forum: School Design and Student Learning in the 21st Century External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF). Washington, DC: American Architectural Foundation, 2007.

American Institutes for Research. "Effects of Outdoor Education Programs for Children in California External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)." (Submitted to the California Department of Education, January 2005.)

———. Report from the National Summit on School Design: A Resource for Educators and Designers External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF). Washington, DC: American Architectural Foundation and KnowledgeWorks Foundation, 2006.

BEST Collaborative, 2005, Recommended Policies for Public School Facilities External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF), “Section 1: Facilities Planning.”

Bingler, Steven. What Next. A Common Vision: New Schools. Better Neighborhoods. More Livable Communities External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF). Los Angeles: New Schools Better Neighborhoods, 2010.

Bingler, Steven, Linda Quinn, and Kevin Sullivan. Schools as Centers of Community: A Citizen's Guide for Planning and Design External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF).Washington, DC: National Clearninghouse of Educational Facilities, 2003.

Blank, Martin, Atelia Melaville, and Bela P. Shah. Making the Difference: Research and Practice in Community Schools. Washington, DC: Coalition for Community Schools, Institute for Educational Leadership, 2003.

Blincoe, James Maurice. "The Age and Condition of Texas High Schools as Related to Student Academic Achievement External link opens in new window or tab. " Ed. D. diss., The University of Texas at Austin, 2008.

Boese, Stephen, and John Shaw. New York State School Facilities and Student Health, Achievement, and Attendance: A Data Analysis Report External link opens in new window or tab.. NY: Healthy Schools Network, Inc., 2005.

Boyce, Peter. Reviews of Technical Reports on Daylight and Productivity External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF). Troy, NY: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2004

Branham, David. "The Wise Man Builds His House Upon the Rock: The Effects of Inadequate School Building Infrastructure on Student Attendance External link opens in new window or tab.." Social Science Quarterly, no. 5 (2004): 1112-28.

Buckley, Jack, Mark Schneider, and Yi Shang. "Fix It and They Might Stay: School Facility Quality and Teacher Retention in Washington, D.C External link opens in new window or tab." Teachers College Record,107, no. 5 (2005): 1107-23.

———. Los Angeles Unified School District School Facilities and Academic Performance. Washington, DC: National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, 2004.

Bullock, Calvin C. "The Relationship between School Building Conditions and Student Achievement at the Middle School Level in the Commonwealth of Virginia External link opens in new window or tab." PhD diss., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2007.

California Department of Education, California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards (PDF) (Sacramento, CA: CDE, 2013).

California Department of Education. 2019. Compliance Checklist for a Comprehensive School Safe Plan (PDF). Sacramento: California Department of Education.

California Department of Education, Empowering Learning: A Blueprint for California Education Technology 2014–2017 (PDF) (Sacramento, CA: CDE, 2014).

California Department of Education, School Facilities Planning Division. Educational Specifications: Linking Design of School Facilities to Educational Program (PDF). Sacramento: California Department of Education, 1997.

———. Guide to School Site Analysis and Development (PDF). Sacramento: California Department of Education, 2000.

———. Healthy Children, Ready to Learn: Facilities Best Practices (PDF). Sacramento: California Department of Education, 2007.

———.Re-Visioning School Facility Planning and Design for the 21st Century: Creating Optimal Learning Environments (PDF). Edited by University of California Berkeley: Center for Cities & Schools, 2008.

———. School Site Selection and Approval Guide. Sacramento: California Department of Education, 2000.

California Department of General Services, Division of the State Architect. Grid Neutral: Electrical Independence for California Schools and Community Colleges External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF). Sacramento: Department of General Services, State of California, Updated 2/2009.

California School Library Association, Standards Taskforce. Standards and Guidelines for Strong School Libraries External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF). Edited by Debbie Abilock. Sacramento: California School Library Association, 2004.

Chaney, Bradford, and Laurie Lewis. "Public School Principals Report on Their School Facilities: Fall 2005. Statistical Analysis Report External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)" Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics, 2007.

City of Virginia Beach. 2000. Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design: General Guidelines for Designing Safer Communities External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF). City of Virginia Beach.

Collaborative for High Performance Schools. Best Practices Manual: Volume I: Planning External link opens in new window or tab.. San Francisco: Collaborative for High Performance Schools, 2006.

Committee on Environmental Health. "The Built Environment: Designing Communities to Promote Physical Activity in Children External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)"Pediatrics 123, no. 6 (2009): 1591-98

Cooper, Tamar, and Jeffrey M. Vincent. Joint Use School Partnerships in California: Strategies to Enhance Schools and Communities. A Joint Report from Center for Cities and Schools and Public Health Law and Policy External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF). Berkeley: University of California, Center for Cities and Schools, 2008.

Cotton, Kathleen. New Small Learning Communities: Findings from Recent Literature External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF). Portland, OR: Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, 2001.

Council of Educational Facility Planners, International. Schools for Successful Communities: An Element of Smart Growth External link opens in new window or tab.. Scottsdale, AZ: Council of Educational Facility Planners International, 2004

Cozens, Paul, and Terence Love. 2015. “A Review and Current Status of Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) External link opens in new window or tab..” Journal of Planning Literature. v30 (4).

Davis Langdon, LLP. The Cost of Green Revisited: Reexamining the Feasibility and Cost Impact of Sustainable Design in the Light of Increased Market Adoption. London: Davis Langdon, 2007.

Dryfoos, Joy G. Evaluation of Community Schools: Findings to Date External link opens in new window or tab.. Washington, DC: Coalition for Community Schools, 2000.

Durán-Narucki, Valkiria. "School Building Condition, School Attendance, and Academic Achievement in New York City Public Schools: A Mediation Model External link opens in new window or tab." Journal of Environmental Psychology 28, no. 3 (2008): 278-86.

Earthman, Glen. 2004. Prioritization of 31 Criteria for School Building Adequacy External link opens in new window or tab.. Baltimore: American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Maryland.

Earthman, Glen I. "School Facility Conditions and Student Academic Achievement External link opens in new window or tab. " Williams Watch Series: Investigating the Claims of Williams v. State of California. Los Angeles: UCLA's Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access, 2002.

Earthman, Glen I., and Linda K. Lemasters. "Teacher Attitudes About Classroom Conditions" Journal of Educational Administration 47, no. 3 (2009): 323-35.

Engelbrecht, Kathie. "The Impact of Color on Learning" Presentation given at NeoCon 2003, Chicago, Illinois, June 2003.

Environmental Protection Agency. Travel and Environmental Implications of School Siting. Washington, DC: Environmental Protection Agency, 2003.

Ernest S. McBride High School, Association for Learning Environments, James D. MacConnell Award Submittal External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) (Long Beach, CA: 2015)

Evans, Gary W., Min Jun Yoo, and John Sipple. "The Ecological Context of Student Achievement: School Building Quality Effects Are Exacerbated by High Levels of Student Mobility External link opens in new window or tab." Journal of Environmental Psychology 30, no. 2 (2010): 239-44.

Filardo, Mary. For Generations to Come: A Leadership Guide to Renewing Public School Buildings External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF). Washington, DC: 21st Century School Fund, 2002.

Filardo, Mary, and others. Joint Use of Public Schools: A Framework for a New Social Contract External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF). Washington, DC: 21st Century School Fund, 2010.

Fuller, Bruce, and others. "Building Schools, Rethinking Quality? Early Lessons from Los Angeles External link opens in new window or tab." Journal of Educational Administration 47, no. 3 (2009): 336-49.

Hanover Research. School Structures That Support 21st Century Learning External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF). Washington, D.C., (2011): 6.

Harner, David. "Effects of Thermal Environment on Learning Skills" The Educational Facility Planner 12, no. 2, April (1974): 4-6.

Healthy Schools Network. 2005. New York State School Facilities and Student Health, Achievement, and Attendance: A Data Analysis Report External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF). New York: Healthy Schools Network.

Heschong Mahone Group. Daylighting in Schools: An Investigation into the Relationship between Daylighting and Human Performance External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF). San Francisco: Pacific Gas and Electric Co., 1999.

Hughes, Stephanie Marie. "The Relationship between School Design Variables and Student Achievement in a Large Urban Texas School District External link opens in new window or tab." Ed.D. diss., Baylor University, 2006.

International City/County Management Association. "Local Governments and Schools: A Community-Oriented Approach" IQ Report 40, Special Edition (2008).

Jackson, Richard J. J., and June Tester. "Environment Shapes Health, Including Children's Mental Health External link opens in new window or tab." Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 47, no. 2 (2008): 129-31.

Kats, Gregory. Greening America's Schools: Costs and Benefits/a Capital E Report External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF). Capital E, 2006.

Kumar, Revathy, Patrick M. O'Malley, and Lloyd D. Johnston. "Association between Physical Environment of Secondary Schools and Student Problem Behavior External link opens in new window or tab." Environment and Behavior 40, no. 4 (2008): 455-86.

Lackney, Jeffery. Thirty-Three Educational Design Principles for Schools and Community Learning Centers External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF). Washington, DC: National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, 2000.

Lee, Valerie E. , Douglas D. Ready, and Kevin G. Welner. "Educational Equity and School Structure: School Size, School Overcrowding, and Alternative Organizational Structures External link opens in new window or tab." In Williams Watch Series: Investigating the Claims of Williams v. State of California. Los Angeles: UCLA's Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access, 2002.

Lippman, Peter C. Evidence-Based Design of Elementary and Secondary Schools External link opens in new window or tab.. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2010.

Lyons, John B. "Do School Facilities Really Impact a Child's Education" In IssueTrak: A CEFPI Brief on Educational Facility Issues. Scottsdale, AZ: Council of Education Facility Planners International, 2001.

Maryland Department of Planning. Smart Growth, Community Planning and Public School Construction, Models & Guidelines, Volume 27 External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF). Baltimore, MD: Maryland Department of Planning, 2008.

Mason, Laura Deanne. "School Facility Design Characteristics Supporting California Schools to Watch (TM) - Taking Center Stage Middle Schools: Perceptions of Middle School Principals and Teachers" EdD diss., University of LaVerne, 2008.

Matsuoka, Rodney H. "Student Performance and High School Landscapes: Examining the Links External link opens in new window or tab. " Landscape and Urban Planning, no. 4 (2010).

McKoy, Deborah, Ariel Bierbaum, and Jeffrey M. Vincent. The Mechanics of City-School Initiatives: Transforming Neighborhoods of Distress and Despair into Neighborhoods of Choice and Promise External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF). Berkeley: Center for Cities and Schools, 2009.

McKoy, Deborah, Jeffrey M. Vincent, and Carrie Makarewicz. "Integrating Infrastructure Planning: The Role of Schools External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)" Access, no. 33 (2008): 18-26.

Miranda, Marie Lynn, and others. "Environmental Contributors to the Achievement Gap" NeuroToxicology 30, no. 6 (2009): 1019-24.

Monahan, Torin. "Built Pedagogies & Technology Practices: Designing for Participatory Learning External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)." Proceedings of the Participatory Design Conference, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2000.

Nathan, Joe, and Karen Febey. Smaller, Safer, Saner Successful Schools External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF). Washington, DC: National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, 2001.

National Policy & Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity, Opening School Property after Hours: A Primer on Liability External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF). Oakland, CA: , 2010.

Natomas Unified School District and DLR Group, Elementary School TK-5/K-8 Educational Specifications External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF), Sacramento, DLR Group, 2015

Ogilvie, Robert, and Jason Zimmerman. Opening School Grounds to the Community after Hours: A Toolkit for Increasing Physical Activity through Joint Use Agreements External link opens in new window or tab.. Oakland, CA: Planning for Healthy Places, Public Health Law and Policy, 2010.

Pearlman, Bob. "Designing New Learning Environments to Support 21st Century Skills External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)," Chapter 6 in 21st Century Skills: Rethinking How Students Learn, Bloomington, IN (2010): 117-47.

Plank, Stephen B., Catherine P. Bradshaw, and Hollie Young. "An Application of "Broken-Windows" and Related Theories to the Study of Disorder, Fear, and Collective Efficacy in Schools" American Journal of Education 115, no. 2 (2009): 227-47.

Rahman, Tamanna, Rachel A. Cushing, and Richard J. Jackson. "Contributions of Built Environment to Childhood Obesity External link opens in new window or tab." Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine, no. 78 (2011): 49-57.

Rainwater, Brooks, and Jason Hartke. Local Leaders in Sustainability: Special Report from Sundance. A National Action Plan for Greening America's Schools. Washington, DC: U.S. Green Building Council, 2010.

Schneider, Mark. Do School Facilities Affect Academic Outcomes? External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) Washington, DC: National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, 2002.

———. Linking School Facility Conditions to Teacher Satisfaction and Success External link opens in new window or tab.. Washington, DC: National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, 2003.

Schneider, Tod. CPTED 101: Crime Prevention through Environmental Design -- the Fundamentals for Schools External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF). Washington, DC: National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, 2010.

Scott-Webber, Lennie, Aileen Strickland, and Laura Ring Kapitula. "How Classroom Design Affects Student Engagement External link opens in new window or tab." Steelcase Education, 2014.

Seaman, James. "Agile and Information-Rich Learning Environments." Michigan Association of School Administrators (MASA) Leader, (September 2010): 18-19.

Sheets, Martin Eugene. "The Relationship between the Condition of School Facilities and Certain Educational Outcomes, Particularly in Rural Public High Schools in Texas External link opens in new window or tab." Ed.D. diss., Texas Tech University, 2009.

Stevenson, Kenneth R. The Relationship of School Facilities Conditions to Selected Student Academic Outcomes: A Study of South Carolina Public Schools External link opens in new window or tab.. Columbia, SC: South Carolina Education Oversight Committee, 2001.

———. School Size and Its Relationship to Student Outcomes and School Climate External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF). Washington, DC: National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, 2006.

Tanner, C. Kenneth. "Effects of School Design on Student Outcomes External link opens in new window or tab." Journal of Educational Administration 47, no. 3 (2009): 381-99.

Tanner, C. Kenneth, and Ann Langford. The Importance of Interior Design Elements as They Relate to Student Outcomes External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF). Washington, DC: ERIC, 2003

Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations. Do K-12 School Facilities Affect Education Outcomes? External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) Nashville, TN: 2003.

Uline, Cynthia L., Megan Tschannen-Moran, and Thomas DeVere Wolsey. "The Walls Still Speak: The Stories Occupants Tell External link opens in new window or tab." Journal of Educational Administration, no. 3 (2009): 400-26.

Vincent, Jeffrey M. Partnerships for Joint Use: Expanding the Use of Public School Infrastructure to Benefit Students and Communities External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF). Berkeley: Center for Cities and Schools, 2010.

Vincent, Jeffrey M., and Mary Filardo. Research on the Impact of School Facilities on Students and Teachers: A Summary of Studies Published since 2000 External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF). Washington, DC: 21st Century School Fund, 2009.

Whipple, Sara Sepanski, and others. "An Ecological Perspective on Cumulative School and Neighborhood Risk Factors Related to Achievement External link opens in new window or tab." Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology 31, no. 6 (2010): 422-27.

Wiechmann, Dennis Robert. "The Relationship between California's Community Day Schools Facility and Facility Condition with Measures of Academic Readiness, Academic Achievement, and Resiliency." PhD diss, California State University, Fresno, 2008.

Wulsin, Lawson Reed, Jr. "Classroom Design - Literature Review External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)." Princeton University, (2013): 15.

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Last Reviewed: Thursday, January 13, 2022