Declining enrolment in Ontario leads to K-12 option

11/30/2009 | Ottawa Citizen (Ontario)

As school enrolment dips in Ontario, some rural communities are combining schools and creating K-12 buildings. At least 172 provincial schools have been closed or are expected to be by 2012, but educators say that combining primary and secondary schools can keep secondary schools viable longer. Researchers point to other benefits, including fewer student transitions and a setting where older students can mentor younger ones.

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