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EDspaces Grant Program Helps Schools Achieve Peak Performance

SILVER SPRING, MD – The Education Market Association (EDmarket) is pleased to announce that 118 purchasing officials from 16 university and community colleges and 102 school districts with a total of just over $13 billion in planned renovation and construction were approved for 2015 Educational Facility Improvement Grants.

The grants assist with housing expenses and conference registration for the EDspaces Conference & Expo, October 28–30 in New Orleans, LA. 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 impact learning.

Winners for this year include buyers from many of the major school systems including: Houston Independent School District (TX), Wake County Public Schools (NC), Orange County Public Schools (FL), Prince William County Schools (VA), Chicago Public School District (IL), and Howard County Public School System (MD), just to name a few. Community colleges and four-year institutions including Wright State University (OH), Dodge City Community College (KS), San Diego State University (CA), and University of North Texas were also among the winners. See the full list www.ed-spaces.com/grants/winners/.

“The best way to improve student outcomes is by bringing key decision makers to EDspaces to see first-hand the innovative products that are changing the learning environment,” says Jim McGarry, president/CEO of EDmarket. “This year’s education conference features a variety of learning formats from keynotes to case studies to panel presentations, and concluding with an Expeditionary Learning and Facility Tour of outstanding learning spaces in historic New Orleans.”

EDspaces 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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