ADVISORY: Experts to Discuss the Challenges Facing Small School Districts

Washington, D.C. — On Thursday, August 8, the Center for American Progress will host a conversation on the unique challenges facing these districts. The panel of experts will address how small school districts can take advantage of economies of scale and why across-the-board school-district consolidation may not be the answer to the issues facing these districts. The panel will also shed light on the new ideas, including new governance systems, that may provide better ways for school districts to do more with their education dollars. The event will mark the release of a report by Ulrich Boser titled “Size Matters: A Look at School-District Consolidation.”


Featured speakers:
Charles Barone, Policy Director, Democrats for Education Reform
Ulrich Boser, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Doris Terry Williams, Executive Director, Rural School and Community Trust

Cindy Brown, Vice President for Education Policy, Center for American Progress


Thursday, August 8, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

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