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There is an ever-growing body of research on small schools where the quality of education, student development, and community health are concerned. This research is compiled and furthered by academics, parents, community organizers, school boards, reporters, activists, and school developers on the front lines of the small schools movement. On this page, you can read through our extensive library of research on small schools. Whatever your issue, we think you’ll find research, data, and perspectives to help you out.

The small schools movement is growing. We are always adding relevant material to this library including documents, articles and other types of multimedia to this section…. so be sure to check back regularly for more information.

We are always on the lookout for new data. If you have any leads to interesting, informative articles and documents we can add to our growing collection of research on small schools, please get in touch with us directly.

Small School Movement

Victories (and Challenges) Around the World


The Budgetary Cost of Education in America

Benefits of Community Schools & Problems With School Consolidation

Small Schools are a Community’s Heart

School Size Research

How Big is a Small School?


Go Small to Make a Safer School

Bussing and Large School Problems

Go Small: Resisting Consolidation to Reduce School Bussing Issues

Benefits of Small Schools

Research on the Wide-Ranging Benefits

Democratic Education

Go Small to Increase Democratic Education

Fearless Teaching Blog

Follow Stuart Grauer’s Popular “Fearless Teaching” Blog

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