[caption id="attachment_39637" align="alignleft" width="103"]Here are eight key principles for effective school design in the 21st century. Here are eight key principles for effective school design in the 21st century.[/caption]

The National Summit on School Design, convened by the American Architectural Foundation and Knowledge-Works Foundation, recently brought more than 200 participants from around the country to Washington, D.C. After discussing several school-design topics, summit participants agreed on eight key principles for effective school design in the 21st century. These are:

1. Design schools to support a variety of learning styles. Not all students learn the...

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