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How Much of a Difference Does the Number of Kids in a Classroom Make?

Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach The Conversation
I’ve studied how schools can boost student achievement for more than two decades and I’ve found that smaller classes are better for students. This is especially the case in the early grades and for students from low-income families.


Charter School Teachers Trying to Unionize

Kim Wheeler WKYC Cleveland Channel 3
There will be a mail-in vote for union representation from July 21 to Aug. 4 for teachers at the "I Can" charter school in Northeastern Ohio. The American Federation of Teachers plans to file Unfair Labor Practice Charges for alleged retaliation against nine teachers whose contracts were not renewed. Teachers are concerned over class sizes as large as 40, and special needs students not having their needs met. Click the link at the bottom to watch the video.
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