1/17/2006

As Baltimore considers whether to convert more schools into K-8 campuses, detractors say such facilities often offer only limited classes and extracurricular activities. Moreover, they note that parents frequently resist mixing younger and middle-school-aged youths in the same building. Still, some researchers believe that having a smaller number of students in grades 6 through 8 can help ensure struggling children get the attention they need.

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