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Virgie High School -- Pike County, Kentucky

Virgie is located in an extreme southwestern part of Pike County close to the Letcher County border along state highways 610 and 1469.

Virgie High School first opened its doors to students in 1939.   198 more words

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Social Speaks: Thoughts on Local Schools Consolidating

As editor, I wanted to hear what people have to say about local schools, such as Tekamah-Herman, Oakland-Craig, Lyons-Decatur Northeast and Bancroft-Rosalie, possibly consolidating. Below are several very interesting, informed and insightful responses. 1,441 more words


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

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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