03 Mar '13, 2am

@SGArcht Cost savings and air quality improvement in schools where #ideapaint is used

@SGArcht Cost savings and air quality improvement in schools where #ideapaint is used

With performance pressures mounting, budgets shrinking and health related concerns on the rise, schools across the country are looking for creative learning solutions, cost-savings and environmental benefits. Students Need a Healthy Environment Chalk dust had become a health problem at the Warren-Prescott School in Charlestown, Mass., and the school initially turned to melamine boards as a solution to resurface their chalkboards. The teachers found that after a short time, the surface became essentially unusable due to ghosting and poor performance. Within weeks, over 800 square feet of IdeaPaint — a product that can turn almost any paintable surface in the classroom into a high-performance dry-erase canvas — had been installed across multiple classrooms to do away with the melamine boards and resurface the chalkboards underneath. The American Lung Association reports that...

Full article: http://www.edcmag.com/articles/print/erase-poor-air-quali...

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