• Dollars and Sense: The Cost Effectiveness of Small Schools
The KnowledgeWorks Foundation, the Rural School and Community Trust, and Concordia, Inc. have released a report that finds the relationships of school size, poverty, and student achievement shows that small schools are better for kids — particularly kids from poorer communities.
• A Back To School Special Report on the Baby Boom Echo: Growing Pains (August 21, 2000)
This report from the U.S. Department of Education examines changes in student enrollment and the challenge of overcrowded schools.
• NCEF Information Resources: School Size
This collection of resources on school size was compiled by the National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities.
• Small Schools
Resources from the ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools
• Small Schools Workshop
“The Small Schools Workshop collaborates with teachers, principals, parents, and district leaders to create new, small, innovative learning communities in public schools.”
• School Improvement Research Series – School Size, School Climate, and Student Performance
The author reviewed documents that identified a relationship between school size and aspects of schooling.
• Education Week: Small Schools Found To Cut Price of Poverty
From the February 9, 2000 issue of Education Week. Includes links to related articles.
• Are Smaller Schools Better Schools?
This article presents the results of two recent studies on school size. Includes links to further information on the studies, and related Education World articles.
• ERIC Digest: Schools within Schools (2002)
• ERIC Digest: Breaking Up Large High Schools: Five Common (and Understandable) Errors of Execution (2001)
• ERIC Digest: Research about School Size and School Performance in Impoverished Communities (2000)
• Small Schools
For teachers and others interested in creating small schools, restructuring big schools and other ways of personalizing education.
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