N.C. school board weighs benefits of smaller schools

06/1/2009 | News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), The

Wake County, N.C., school board members are expected to debate whether to shift the district's focus from small schools after a move to divide one large high school into four schools failed to deliver anticipated results. The smaller schools were expected to foster a sense of community among teachers, students and staff while improving student test scores, but scores have remained flat and parents have complained that the smaller schools limit students' course options.

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