2006 Publications

We produce high-quality, non-partisan research and policy guidance to local, state, and federal policy makers.
view our reports by topic.

View our reports by year:

2017  |  2016  |  2015  |  2014  |  2013  |  2012  |  2011  |  2010  |  2009  |  2008  |  2007  |  2006


Growth and Disparity: A Decade of U.S. Public School Construction

Mary Filardo, Jeff Vincent, Ping Sung & Travis Stein. Washington, DC: Building Educational Success Together (BEST)

This study documented the growth in K-12 school construction and renovation spending across the country between 1995 and 2005. Our analysis finds disparities in spending by student incomes, neighborhood incomes, and race.

Download Report Brief (PDF)


Public Schools as Public Infrastructure: Roles for Planning Researchers

Jeffrey M. Vincent
In Journal of Planning Education and Research 25(4): 433-437, 2006

Our nation's public schools are important elements of public social and physical infrastructure. The quality of cities depends on the quality of schools.