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How Light, Noise, Temperature And Air Quality Could Affect Student Outcomes

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When it comes to improving student performance and outcomes, there are many factors that education experts look to. Things like class size, socio-economics, school safety, and one’s home life to name a few. 

But what about the actual classroom where that learning takes place? Could things like lighting, air quality and temperature impact student engagement? 


Damon Woods is a research assistant professor in the College of Art and Architecture at the University of Idaho in Boise. He joins Idaho Matters ahead of his Thursday talk in downtown Boise, which is free and open to the public. 


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Frankie Barnhill is the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast. She's always interested in hearing surprising and enlightening stories about life in the West. Have an idea for Idaho Matters? Drop her a line!