Could the Design of Your School Be Hurting Attendance?

During an interview with Education Week, Melissa Turnbaugh proposes a strategy for enhancing attendance, which involves evaluating the learning environments’ quality. She emphasizes three crucial factors: natural light, air quality, and outdoor learning, all of which can contribute to higher student attendance and better teacher retention. Notably, outdoor learning stands out as a cost-effective option, as it optimizes square footage usage and helps schools stay within their budgetary constraints. 

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