New research supports smaller class sizes and schools

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August 11, 2010 by realrenewal

Reducing class sizes from 25 to 15 students results in a long term economic benefit of $66,000 per student over 20 years, according to a new research report released in the U.S. The study found smaller class sizes results in improved academic and economic success for students. Smaller schools and long-term relationships with teachers also improve students success.

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Report: Prioritizing approaches to economic development by Jeffery Thompson (Amherst: PERI Institute, 2010).

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