How School Buildings Influence Student Health, Thinking and Performance
Schools For Health is a platform to discuss, research and disseminate information on how school buildings impact the health and productivity of students and teachers every day. This team works to answer critical questions related to the environmental and contextual factors that influence chronic absenteeism, academic performance and short- and long-term health indicators.
In our report, the Schools For Health team illuminates how the school building influences the student’s health, thinking and performance. The report incorporates findings from over 200 research studies and considers over 70 health outcomes related to school buildings.
Schools For Health: COVID-19
Keeping schools closed comes with massive, long-term individual and societal costs. Many children cannot effectively learn, grow, engage, socialize, be active, eat healthy food, or get support until schools reopen. Parents and caregivers cannot go back to work until children go back to school. Knowing that schools will reopen at some point, we set out to answer this question: What strategies should schools consider to reduce risk of COVID-19 transmission?