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The Answer Sheet Archive: Class size

7 Class size myths -- and the truth

Across the country, class sizes are increasing at unprecedented rates. Budget pressures are weighing on school districts, but there has also been a fierce attack on the value of class size reduction. Here are the most common myths about class size (No 1: It is an unproven, ineffective reform) along with the facts.

By Valerie Strauss  | October 27, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Class size, Guest Bloggers  | Tags:  class size, class size matters, class size reduction, education department, florida class size, leonie haimson, school reform, texas class size  
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Class size DOES matter after all

A veteran teacher says that class size affects student performance as he takes issue with a post last week on The Answer Sheet which argued otherwise.

By Valerie Strauss  | September 13, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  Class size, Guest Bloggers, Larry Ferlazzo  | Tags:  STAR and class size, class size, class size and tennessee, class size matters, justin snider, larry ferlazzo  
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