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Smaller Class Sizes In K-3. What Could Go Wrong?


Last updated 5/8/2017 at 9:04pm

It has been shown that smaller class sizes benefit students of all ages and they are especially advantageous to the youngest students, those in kindergarten through third grade. This is particularly true for lower income students and minority students. With this in mind, the North Carolina General Assembly passed HB13, requiring that classroom sizes in grades K-3 be reduced from 24 students to 19 to 21 students, depending on the grade level.

This bill required schools to lower class sizes but didn’t allocate additional money to pay for the required extra teachers and classrooms that wou...

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