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July 13, 2010

Dumping K-8 schools bucks a trend (and not in a good way)

Scott Elliott:

In today's paper, Margo Rutledge Kissell writes that Dayton Public Schools is moving toward 7-12 high schools with K-6 elementary schools. The editorial page also weighed in on this issue, cautioning Superintendent Lori Ward not to get distracted by issues that won't have a deep impact on academics.

The core question for those who want the district to improve should always be the same -- will this help kids learn better? Unfortunately, the evidence says the answer to that question is most likely "no" when it comes to moving away from K-8 schools.

Let's start with a quick history lesson.

Posted by Jim Zellmer at July 13, 2010 3:34 AM
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