Advantages to consolidating school districts

National Education Policy Center: Consolidation of Schools and Districts: What the Research Says and What It Means Pennsylvania School Boards Association: Merger/Consolidation of School Districts: Does it save money and improve student achievement?

The Rural Blog Anything But Research Based-State Initiatives to Consolidate Schools and Districts Rural Policy Matters (March 2006) Broader Curriculum Does Not Equal Higher Achievement in Iowa Rural Policy Matters (March 2006) Breaking the Fall—Cushioning the Impact of Rural Declining Enrollment (PDF)Lorna Jimerson (February 2006) School Consolidation and Local Control (PDF)National School Boards Association (2005) School consolidation and alternatives are the focus of the October issue of Leadership Insider. (PDF)Cynthia Reeves (Jan 2004) Between 19, total enrollment in West Virginia decreased 11%, 202 schools were closed, and education spending increased by 16%.

This article reports on research requested by the Gauteng Department of Education about the school readiness of Grade R learners.

The school readiness performance of 114 Grade R learners was measured by means of a standardized school readiness test.

In United States local government, a consolidated city-county is a city and county that have been merged into one unified jurisdiction.

As such it is simultaneously a city, which is a municipal corporation, and a county, which is an administrative division of a state.

While advocates for consolidation commonly cite fiscal imperatives based upon economies of scale, opponents have responded with evidence undermining this argument and pointing out the prominent position of the rural school in the economic and social development of community.

PGCPS employs approximately 23,785 staff members Average teacher salary ranges from US,689 for teachers with a Bachelor's Degree to US,009 for teachers with a Doctorate's Degree.

An independent city is a city not deemed by its state to be located within the boundary of any county and recognized by its state as a legal territorial entity separate from surrounding or adjoining counties.

A consolidated city-county differs from an independent city in that the city and county both nominally exist, although they have a consolidated government, whereas in an independent city, the county does not even nominally exist.

In terms of racial demographics, African-Americans make up the majority of the system's students at 67.4%, followed by 22.6% Hispanic, 4.6% Caucasian, 2.9% Asian, and remaining 2.4% comprising various other races.

In June 2009, the PGCPS became one of the first school systems in America to name one of their schools after current President Barack Obama.