School Closures: Impact on neighborhoods and communities

The Pew Charitable Trusts has examined what happens to school buildings once they are closed.  While the report examined 327 schools in big cities nationwide, its lessons also apply to suburban school districts. Mike Antonucci, a blogger on public education and teachers unions, shares:

The report itself is worth your time, dealing as it does with a rare topic, but the Trusts went one step beyond and produced this short video to accompany the report, which shows the impact on the neighborhoods not only of the closures, but of the presence of the empty buildings.