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ERIC Number: EJ860016
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1555-4589
Hard Choices in School Consolidation: Providing Education in the Best Interests of Students or Preserving Community Identity
Warner, Wanda; Lindle, Jane Clark
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v12 n1 p1-11 2009
Educational leaders face difficult decisions in ensuring that all students learn despite ongoing scarcity of resources. School communities play an important role in establishing positive learning environments and supplying the resources for student learning. Declining community conditions often present school leaders with tough choices between facilities management and instructional needs. This case illustrates how school districts maintain a focus on the best interest of students in the face of economic decline in surrounding communities. How does a district address school consolidation? How can two communities focus on their children's futures rather than grieving over past distinctions in community identity? (Contains 1 figure and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A