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Kats' Korner: Is Consolidation What's Best for the Students?

There are certain aspects of a small town a person can identify with, whether it is the culture, a historical location, certain events held throughout the year or simply how well the community is maintained. 272 more words


Wilkes-Barre Area in a fight to save our schools.

I would like to say this is a good story, but it is not. This story is the setup for the final death knell for a crumbling city. 1,301 more words


Haysi High School, Haysi, Virginia

School consolidation has become a common practice in the hills of appalachia.  Populations decline, revenue sources dry up and school divisions and districts are forced to close aging schools.   218 more words

Appalachian Mountains

Education by Example

Two years ago, I lamented about the need for leadership in Arkansas education specifically relating to our silly consolidation law that places an arbitrary enrollment number (350 students) ahead of every other learning metric. 820 more words

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Columns

Consolidation Proposal In Butler Area School District Causing Controversy

BUTLER (KDKA) — Incoming board members in the Butler Area School District are saying not so fast to a plan to consolidate elementary schools.

If approved by the state, this fall there would be six elementary schools instead of 11. 384 more words


Small School; BIG Difference....

With a current enrollment of 104, Isleboro exemplifies the potential for excellence in small scale education, and offers lessons for our own policymakers:“…a 100 percent graduation rate over the past six years and also has a strong ability to individualize education by tailoring academics to a student’s particular needs and strengths….” 6 more words

Jack and the Giant School

“…Curriculum: Even the smallest schools (100-200 students) are able to offer core curricula comparable to schools of more than 1,200. Moreover, small schools tend to be more flexible and allow teachers to exercise greater control over curricula. 56 more words

School Consolidation