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The Best Resources For Learning About Small Learning Communities

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Our high school, and others around the United States, are divided into Small Learning Communities (SLC’s). The idea of SLC’s is to create “schools within schools.” We have a total population of 2000 students that are divided into six Small Learning Communities of about 350 students and twenty-five teachers (very roughly) each. Those students and teachers — for the most part — stay together year after year.

I thought it might be useful to pull together some resources giving more information about this concept:

I’ve previously posted “What Are Small Learning Communities?”

Small Learning Communities comes from Educational Leadership.

A Humble, Small Learning Community was published in District Administration.

Small Learning Communities is a research brief from The Principals’ Partnership.

The Wikipedia entry on Small Learning Communities has a lot of useful links.

Feedback and additional suggestions are welcome.

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