About the Small Schools Coalition

We keep you abreast of what makes small schools “big!” We strive to bring together people of all backgrounds to revolutionize teaching and learning by redefining the way schools prepare students for college and life. You can learn more about small schools and their benefits here….



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Breaking Small Schools News!

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Four rural primary schools have closure plans postponed

“Four small rural primary schools, including one with 13 pupils, will stay open for another academic year after plans to close them were postponed.” – Julian Fowler & Elaine Mitchell – BBC News NI

Students demonstrating in the street with signs that say "counselors not cops"

Providence needs to renovate smaller schools, keep them open

“Closing schools, bypassing necessary renovations, and consolidating in larger new-builds creates conditions for decreased student performance and accelerated disenrollment.” – Providence Student Union Leadership Team

HISD Superintendent Mike Miles

Mike Miles doesn't want to close your school. He's got better ideas.

According to one parent, HISD superintendent Mike Miles was chosen “to improve our schools, not to close our schools down in the communities that need them most.” – The Editorial Board

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What if school doesn’t fit my kid?

There is a place where each young person can find their fit and thrive. The process is a bit like being in a dark room — the hard part isn’t turning on the light, it’s finding the switch.” – The Howard Gardner School

New from Dr. Stuart Grauer

dr stuart grauer at the 2016 aero conference

Annotated Bibliography

By way of introduction, this document can be used by all Small School Advocates along with our “Size of A Small School” article for all people interested in conducting research or literature reviews as they develop the best information about small schools. These are great resources for all those developing speeches, blogs, and articles on small schools.

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The small school movement is gaining popularity worldwide among educational institutions of all types. Even a cursory glance at the ever-growing body of both academic and “real world” research proves why: Because the small school movement provides a fertile environment for authentic peer-to-peer and student-teacher relationships, safety, learner-centered empowerment, and community involvement. We invite you to follow our work or contact us to learn more about the small school movement!

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