ERIC Number: ED521612
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
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Saving America's High Schools
Smerdon, Becky, Ed.; Borman, Kathryn M., Ed.
Urban Institute Press
Our educational system is in a continuous state of reform, yet outcomes are nowhere near what we can accept. Though the search for answers is perpetual, many efforts over the past decade have homed in on one feature of high schools--their size. If we simply reduce school size, the argument goes, students will gain a safer environment that can address their individual needs. It seems like common sense, but such changes alone have not proven a magic bullet. "Saving America's High Schools" offers quantitative research drawn from large-scale reform studies along with recommendations for federal, state, and district reform.
Descriptors: High Schools, School Size, Statistical Analysis, Educational Change, Outcomes of Education, Student Needs, School Districts, Educational Environment, School Safety, Educational Research
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: Urban Institute