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Education Facilities Clearinghouse

Improving the Places Where Students Learn

High-performing education facilities enhance student achievement, promote health and safety, reap cost savings, and foster positive community engagement.

The Education Facilities Clearinghouse (EFC) collects and disseminates resources on effective practices for the planning, design, financing, procurement, construction, improvement, operation, and maintenance of safe, healthy, and high-performing elementary and secondary schools.

Resources are accessible on the EFC website at www.efc.gwu.edu.

In addition, free technical assistance for eligible schools and/or school divisions is available. Training for individuals in leadership positions who are responsible for construction and/or maintenance of elementary and secondary education facilities is also offered.

The EFC is Seeking Research Proposals on School Facilities

Articles, Literature Reviews, White Papers

The EFC is looking for original work to include articles from primary research, white papers, and literature reviews in any of the areas discussed above, especially in the areas of

  1. Inequality in school facilities
  2. Facilities and health
  3. Facilities and communities
  4. Facilities and behavior
  5. Facility design and school safety

View Request for Research Proposals

Publication Guidelines

Articles, Dissertations, Literature Reviews, White Papers

The EFC is looking for publications on effective practices regarding the planning, design, financing, procurement, construction, improvement, operation, and maintenance of safe, healthy, and high-performing facilities for early learning programs, K-12 LEAs and individual schools, and institutions of higher education.

View Publication Guidelines


Contact askefc@gwu.edu or 1.800.EFC.0938 for more information.

The Education Facilities Clearinghouse (EFC) is a program of The George Washington University and the Graduate School of Education and Human Development and is funded by the U.S. Department of Education.