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Numbers and Types of Public Elementary and Secondary Schools From the Common Core of Data: School Year 2010-11 - First Look - This report presents findings on the numbers and types of public elementary and secondary schools in the United States and other jurisdictions in the 2008-09 school year, using data from the Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey of the Common Core of Data (CCD) survey system. (Chen-Su Chen, National Center for Education Statistics, July 2010)...

Focus on Governance in K-12 Education: Local-Level Models - America has roughly 15,000 local boards of education, with nearly 95,000 school board members. Although education governance structures differ from state to state, local education leaders local boards and board members shape the vision of local school systems by managing the implementation of education standards, as well as the effectiveness and efficiency of school system operations. This paper provides a snapshot of what local-level K-12 governance looks like in Southern Regional Education Board states. (Asenith Dixon, Southern Regional Education Board, February 2009)...

Alabama Virtual Library - The Alabama Virtual Library is a free resource for all residents of the state of Alabama. Residents obtain a card from their local public or school library branch and are then able to log on via the Internet to access a range of reference materials, including magazine articles, newspapers and encyclopedias. ...

A Report on Colorado School District Organization - This report gives the history of Colorado school district creation, consolidation and deconsolidation, and provides background on the district and charter school enrollment, districts' geographic size, number of districts per county, and the effects of hypothetical minimum and maximum district student enrollment caps. Offering a succinct list of the respective advantages of large and small districts, the author also cites the recommendations of two state studies on district leadership, staffing and effectiveness. (Morris Danielson, Colorado Department of Education, Revised October 2002)...


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