WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24: FIRST AIR-CONDITIONED ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Profile America — Wednesday, October 24th. Jokes are often made about elderly people telling youngsters how tough they had it when they were young, especially going to school. For those of a certain age, there may be a certain element of truth to their stories. In the warmer areas of the country, classrooms in May, June and September could be exceptionally hot in the past. Now, of course, just about every school in those areas is air-conditioned. The first public elementary school to be air conditioned was the Belaire School in San Angelo, Texas, which opened this month in 1955. Now, more than 64 million students attend public schools across the nation each year. You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy, from the American Community Survey at www.census.gov.
Sources: Kane's Famous First Facts, 2120
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 219
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau