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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


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

"Consolidating districts doesn't mean consolidation of SCHOOLS...", said the Spider to the Fly...

……except that it does, almost inevitably. Former Governor Baldacci’s school district consolidation initiative, ” Local Schools Regional Support” (LSRS) was heralded with reassurances that “Schools don’t have to close….” — ad nauseum.   379 more words

School Consolidation

Education on a Human Scale...

The issue of busing is weighed very differently depending on whose children endure the journey.  See what the research says about it, beginning on page 52 of the pdf…. 2,155 more words

School Consolidation

South Page Community Schools

My blog traffic has been higher than usual tonight. My Hamburg Winter Sky post has been visited almost 100 times and some of my other Hamburg, Iowa related posts have also seen a lot of traffic. 279 more words