Advantages consolidating schools
Its future appears to be unsure only in its direction or extent of growth.
This paper focuses on the applicability and potential of two-way interactive television (I-TV) for small and rural K-12 schools as a primary asset in improving educational access and equity and calls for the adoption of enlightened distance learning policies and guidelines at the state and local levels.
Here is what researchers have found about school size.
But the advantages of small schools can be undermined if they are under funded or forced to organize and operate the way larger schools do.
Last Updated: February 16, 2011 Are you a citizen activist facing the threat of school closure or consolidation?
As you address proposed consolidation on a local or state level, your most potent weapon is good information.
It is the strongest evidence to date that small schools are better for low income children.
Read online How to Know if Your School or District is Threatened with Consolidation—and What to Do About It Participants at a workshop at the 2005 Rural Education Working Group conference in Charleston, West Virginia, talked about how to anticipate a threat to consolidate your school before it is too late to stop it, and what to do about it.
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