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Helping Johnny Walk to School 

03-25-2016 19:08

Through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and with support from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, in 2008 the National Trust launched the Helping Johnny Walk to School: Sustaining Communities through Smart School Siting Policies program to help localities site their schools in a way that not only achieves their educational objectives, but also anchors the local neighborhood, supports better public health, creates a cleaner environment, spurs economic development, and offers additional amenities to the community. 

The National Trust brought together partners in nine states with education, health, transportation, and planning experts to develop the Helping Johnny Walk to School: Policy Recommendations for Removing Barriers to Community-Centered Schools report and policy recommendations.

By reforming policy and practices as outlined in the report, states and localities can strengthen public schools and reduce carbon emissions and air pollution, preserve older neighborhoods and open space, and encourage healthier citizens and communities.



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Author(s):Renee Kuhlman
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The 2010 report 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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Policy Recommendations for Encouraging Community-Centered Schools from the 2010 Helping Johnny Walk to School: Policy Recommendations for Removing Barriers to Community-Centered Schools report
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Why Johnny Can't Walk to School   367K   1 version
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2nd edition of Constance E. Beaumont's report, which examines public policy effects on historic neighborhood school expansion, renovation, and replacement needs.