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  • Environmental greenness may not improve student test scores, study finds

    A research team led by University of Illinois recreation, sport and tourism professor Matthew Browning found in a study of third-grade students at more than 400 public schools in Chicago that urban greenery was not associated with higher math and reading test scores.

    A research team led by University of Illinois recreation, sport and tourism professor Matthew Browning found in a study of third-grade students at more than 400 public schools in Chicago that urban greenery was not associated with higher math and reading test scores.

     

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  • Editor’s notes:   To reach Matthew Browning, call 217-300-3496; email brownin@illinois.edu

    The paper “Greenness and school-wide test scores are not always positively associated – A replication of ‘Linking student performance in Massachusetts elementary schools with the ‘greenness’ of school surroundings using remote sensing’” is available online or from the News Bureau