Last Updated: Friday, 23 August 2013 14:57
Written by Admin
Interesting new report: "Consolidation of Schools and Districts: What the Research Says and What it Means" by Craig Howley, Jerry Johnson, and Jennifer Petrie
This report deals specifically withy state policy around the consolidation of school districts - thanks to Healthy Schools Campaign for finding.
"The influence of school and district consolidations on the vitality and well-being of communities may be the most dramatic result, if the one least often discussed by politicians or education leaders. Put simply, the loss of a school erodes a community’s social and economic base—its sense of community, identity and democracy—and the loss permanently diminishes the community itself, sometimes to the verge of abandonment."