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EDspaces Grant Program Helps Ensure High-Performance Schools

Silver Spring, Md. — The Education Market Association (EDmarket) is pleased to announce that 106 purchasing officials from 10 university and community colleges and 67 school districts with a total of $12.8 billion in planned renovation and construction were approved for 2014 Educational Facility Improvement Grants. The grants assist with travel to the EDspaces Conference & Expo, October 29-31 in Tampa, Florida. School and college facility planners, superintendents, and business/purchasing officials come to EDspaces to help make effective decisions for their upcoming facility construction or renovation project and to take part in the discussion about how facilities and learning interact.

Winners for this year include buyers from many of the major school systems including: Sacramento City Unified Schools (CA), Fairfax County Public Schools (VA), Cincinnati Public Schools (OH), Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (NC), Baltimore County Schools (MD), Aurora Public Schools (CO), and Charter Schools USA (FL), just to name a few. Community colleges and four-year institutions including University of North Florida, Fisk University, and Terra State Community College were also among the winners. See the full list.

“EDmarket members want students learning in educational facilities that operate at peak performance,” says Jim McGarry, President/CEO of EDmarket. “And the best way to make that happen is to bring key decision makers to the place where they can see first-hand the cutting-edge products that are changing the learning environment — EDspaces. The education conference will feature thought leaders and experts discussing topics facility professionals need to know to keep up on the trends.”

EDspaces is the only international event that brings together all of the key stakeholders who design, equip and manage innovative learning spaces and the manufacturers, service providers and dealers who offer them solutions. EDspaces showcases the newest and most innovative products for educational facilities and includes a CEU-accredited (AIA, IDCEC, GCBI, TASBO) education conference focused on forward-thinking, sustainable design and the changing impact of environments on learning. Find out more at www.ed-spaces.com.

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