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Cool Schools, Student Performance Linked: Study
Children have more difficulty learning and performing well in hot school buildings, according to a new working paper, Heat and Learning, from the National Bureau of Economic Research. The study found a link between temperature and academic achievement, specifically that for kids who took a PSAT test, “hotter school days in the year prior to the test reduce learning, with extreme heat being particularly damaging and larger effects for low income and minority students." Click here for more information.