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Class Size Reduction

Are Smaller College Calculus Classes Really Better?

Frank Morgan | Posted 10.26.2013 | College
Frank Morgan

An unpublished study from the late 1990s showed that calculus students in classes of about 35 do no better than students in classes of 90 and larger. There was no statistical difference in the amount learned or in the drop-out rate.

My Class Size Matters

Larry Strauss | Posted 12.21.2011 | Education
Larry Strauss

Class size matters, and it matters for all of us, except, perhaps for the very least effective teachers, those who are either completely incompetent or who have cynically stopped trying.

Joy Resmovits

Charter School Scaling Experiment Takes Shape In Houston | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.12.2011 | Education

An ambitious experiment created by Harvard economist Roland Fryer to export and scale the practices of high-performing charter school chains to public...

The Top 10 Universities With The Highest Percentage Of Small Classes

Posted 07.31.2011 | College

Yesterday, US News and World Report released their list of universities with the highest percentage of small classes. Unwieldy, research-centric univ...

More Clap Trap on Class Size From the Gates-funded CAP

Leonie Haimson | Posted 06.18.2011 | Education
Leonie Haimson

Last week, the Center for American Progress released a report by Matthew Chingos. CAP has put out a series of crude reports posing as educational research, but this must be one of the least impressive.

Send a message to Congress to prevent damaging increases in class size, now!

Leonie Haimson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leonie Haimson

All over the country, school budgets are being slashed to the bone and teachers are being laid off, leading to sharp increases in class size next yea...

Class Size Reduction Funds Slashed In CA Budget

California Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

For the first time since the program began 14 years ago, a California governor is planning on spending significantly less on California's popular, but...