Schools play an important role in our towns—educating young people and serving as an anchor and community space for the surrounding neighborhoods. But in order to be successful and strong, schools must be located in the neighborhoods they serve, not on a stroad out on the edge of town. Schools should be safely accessible for children to walk or bike to.
If we want to make our towns successful for future generations, we must build family-friendly neighborhoods that are affordable, enjoyable and productive for everyone who lives in them.
You can't have a neighborhood school without a neighborhood. We shouldn't be forced to choose between the two.
If you'd like to see stronger schools across America, join the movement that's working to make that happen.
These four steps will help you assess whether your town is a safe place for children to walk and bike on their own.
Provo, UT is undertaking a grand experiment in suburbanizing a public high school. Here are 3 major problems with that plan.
As a society, we are zealous when it comes to the safety of children. And rightfully so. Still, for some reason we find it perfectly acceptable to routinely include them in the most dangerous activity of American life: riding in a car.
When you're faced with the choice of living in an urban neighborhood with "poor" schools, or a suburban neighborhood with "good" schools, you find a work around. That's what these entrepreneurial spirits did in San Francisco.