Wed September 5, 2012
Can A New Building Save A Failing School?
Public School 16 in Rochester, New York, was in such poor repair that floors were buckling, bathrooms had no doors and rats ran through classrooms. While the building crumbled, so did student test scores. The school's problems are typical of the thousands of schools around the country that are falling apart. Studies show rundown schools bring down student achievement. WXXI’s Hélène Biandudi reports for NPR.