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The Hobbit Effect

By running our small schools on large-school terms, our Board and Administration is effectively squandering the opportunities their current size presents to children….  By taking an inordinate amount of time to rearrange the furniture, so to speak…(children aren’t going to stop growing up while you wait, study and spend)  …spending money for consultants and feasibility studies in an attempt to lend credibility to a decision they made long ago, Board members are shortchanging kids in the small schools in their care.   67 more words

Notes on the Task Force...

“…they could look at a bowl of cherries and see nothing but pits…” ~Marty Strange, on the negative view of consolidation proponents toward small schools. 2,397 more words

What We Know And Don't Know About Small Schools

“…the closure of schools on the basis of their size is not warranted in terms of academic achievement or community or other measures of academic quality.

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atimberedchoir reblogged this on Timbered Classrooms... and commented:

What this Board and Administration does not know about small schools is eclipsed only by what they do not WANT to know. When are they going to answer to the evidence? Never, voluntarily anyway....

What We Know And Don't Know About Small Schools

“…the closure of schools on the basis of their size is not warranted in terms of academic achievement or community or other measures of academic quality.

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Futures Task Force Findings - FINAL

The work of the Futures Task Force completed, Timbered Classrooms would like to share with our readers a copy of its conclusions.  Many thanks to our readers who brought this to my attention.   72 more words