Florida Senator Wants Repeal of Class-Size Amendment
- Florida Lawmaker Petition To End Class-Size Measure. Richard, Alan // Education Week;11/12/2003, Vol. 23 Issue 11, p16
A state senator in Florida has begun a petition drive to repeal a voter-approved constitutional amendment that has set class-size limits in public schools starting this year. Senator Burt Saunders, a Republican, started his petition drive in September. Mr. Saunders' effort begins as Florida...
- SIZE MATTERS. Agron, Joe // American School & University;Apr2003, Vol. 75 Issue 8, p8
Reports that the size of a middle or high school has a significant impact on young people's lives, according to a survey by the University of Minnesota. Approximate percentage of high-school-age children who attended schools with more than 1,000 students; Factors that contribute to violence in...
- Making a Huge High School Feel Smaller. Schoenlein, James // Educational Leadership;Mar2001, Vol. 58 Issue 6, p28
Focuses on the trend on changing a large school for the better by making it feel smaller. Options for large schools to reap the benefits of small-scale schooling; Initiatives that changed the Fairmont High School in Kettering, Ohio; Role of the principal in the success of any initiative to make...
- RESIDENTIAL CHILD CARE. Bullock, Roger // Research Matters;Oct2004-Apr2005, Issue 18, p39
Presents several studies regarding the effects of the size of a residential establishment on children. Comparison of the organisational structure of large and small establishments; Focus of the Brooklands experiment in England in 1960; Results of a study conducted by Rutter and colleagues on...
- Big Schools: The Way We Are. Allen, Rick // Educational Leadership;Feb2002, Vol. 59 Issue 5, p36
Discusses the indispensability of large schools in the U.S. History of the establishment of large schools; Benefits from studying in large schools; Efforts done by large school administrators to provide a quality education.
- Do Communities Want Smaller Schools? Johnson, Jean // Educational Leadership;Feb2002, Vol. 59 Issue 5, p42
Addresses issues on community support for the reduction of school size in the U.S. Proposal on the ideal high school size; Advantages of small high schools; Results of a survey on the support that parents would give for reduced school size.
- How Smaller Schools Prevent School Violence. Klonsky, Michael // Educational Leadership;Feb2002, Vol. 59 Issue 5, p65
Analyzes the relationship between school violence and school size. Incidents of school violence in large schools; Attributes of small schools that help prevent violence; Strategies for combating school violence.
- Why Teachers Matter. // Wilson Quarterly;Autumn2003, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p95
Discusses the article "Crowd Control," by Martin R. West and Ludger Woessmann, which appeared in Summer 2003 issue of "Education Next." Results of a study which compared the effects of class size around the world; Benefits from reducing class size in Greece and Iceland.
- RANDOM NOTES OF AN ENGLISH EXCHANGE. Dawes, Sally Freeman // Education;Jan1934, Vol. 54 Issue 5, p265
The article presents the author's views on some of the differences in the point of view and administration of schools in England and the U.S. The author informs that English lessons are assigned to each form in the lower school between two, sometimes three, teachers. But at the same time she...