School Modernization

Rebuild America’s Schools Act
Digital learning
Qualified Zone Academy Bonds (QZABs)

Let’s fix our schools

Students need 21st century tools for 21st century learning.

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The average public school building in the United States is 44 years old.
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The American Society of Civil Engineers gives the condition of America’s 100,000 public school buildings an overall grade of D+.
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency attributes poor indoor air quality in more than 60,000 schools to insects and respiratory irritants.
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Over 19,000 schools serving 11.6 million students do not have the minimum connectivity necessary for digital learning.
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NEA calls on Congress to restore Qualified Zone Academy Bonds (QZABs), which allow schools to finance renovations, repairs and investments in technology at below-market rates and without interest.

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Bills in Congress

A bill to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to address lead contamination in school drinking water

A bill to direct the Secretary of Education to make grants to state educational agencies to modernize, renovate, or repair public school facilities

A bill to provide for the long-term improvement of public school facilities, and for other purposes.

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