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How much of a difference does the number of kids in a classroom make?

How much of a difference does the number of kids in a classroom make?

Chicago’s teachers went on strike in October, suspending instruction for the city’s public school students for 11 days. Educators in the nation’s third-largest school district were seeking higher pay and improved benefits. But they also wanted to reduce the number of classrooms with large numbers of students. The deal the union representing Chicago’s teachers struck with the city […] … learn more→

With larger classes, teachers can’t attend to children’s needs

With larger classes, teachers can’t attend to children’s needs

In Ontario, Education Minister Lisa Thompson recently announced she will be consulting with education partners on the possibility of removing hard caps on class sizes. Kindergarten classes are capped at 29 and grades 1, 2 and 3 have a cap of 23 students. Regular caps could sometimes be higher due to children moving in and out of a class. […] … learn more→