Making Big Schools Smaller (web-chat)

The image “https://i2.wp.com/schoolcenter.gcsnc.com/images/pageitems/55961/p834634729_15003.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. Since many are sounding the alarm on big schools versus smaller ones, now’s your chance to chime in with your thoughts to the so-called experts.

There will be a web-chat tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 30, sponsored by Education Week magazine, in which the topic will be how large schools can be converted into smaller learning communities. Here’s the information to participate:

Live Chat

 

Making Big Schools Smaller

When: Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time
Submit questions here in advance.

Please join us for a live chat to talk about how large schools can be converted into smaller learning communities.

Much has been written about this topic for years and debates are ongoing about whether converting large schools into smaller learning communities results in improvements in student learning and teaching. But the guests for this chat argue that if such efforts are executed properly, they are likely to improve schools.

What models of success should schools follow? What misteps have been taken by schools that tried to transform bigger schools into smaller learning communities and failed? How can schools work to avoid such mistakes? And what are the financial costs of going from big to small?

For more information, read these related articles:
Commentary: The Not-So-Inevitable Failure of High School Conversions
High Schools Nationwide Paring Down

Guests:

Lewis Cohen is the executive director of the Coalition of Essential Schools.

Stacy Spector is the principal of the Academy of Citizenship and Empowerment, one of three autonomous small schools converted from a large, comprehensive high school in SeaTac, Wash.

Submit questions here in advance.

No special equipment other than Internet access is needed to participate in this text-based chat. A transcript will be posted shortly after the completion of the chat.

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E.C. 🙂

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