When schools perform poorly, it's tempting to pour money into bricks and mortar. But do beautiful schools with modern classrooms help students learn? Architecture critic Rowan Moore and teacher-writer Rich Jones tackled the question in The Guardian
back in 2010. Does architecture really make a difference? Do faster personal computers make faster online learners?
Read the Debate: Do good buildings make for better educated children?
How will architects design tomorrow's schools?
Architects Seek Safer Schools
From the Open Architecture Challenge: Winning School Designs
Your Turn: How Can We Build Better Schools?
Tell us about your school: Is Your School Beautiful?
Photo of Roberto Clemente High School in Chicago, Illinois ©James Quinn, library underground, Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic, flickr.com