Who in Washington is committed to creating better learning environments?

Learning environments: You get a pretty good picture right here of which members of Congress count the development of better classrooms and schools among their priorities. Back in May, the House passed H.R. 2187 – the 21st Century Green High-Performing Public Schools Facilities Act. The measure would set aside more than $6 billion to be distributed by the Department of Education for modernization, renovation and repair of public schools to high-performance standards such as CHPS. The bill (or a companion to it) still awaits action by the Senate. The House vote went pretty much along party lines – though about two dozen Republicans, including moderate Illinois Congressman Mark Kirk, signed on to it.