Reports Offer Some Answers
A new report from the Brown Center on Education Policy (Whitehurst & Chingos, 2011) again reviews and synthesizes the class size research and attempts to answer the question "Does class size matter?" It comes to a familiar (and for many, unsatisfactory) conclusion: It depends. The report is a helpful synthesis of the major studies for those looking to become familiar with the research in this field. For more information, go to www.brookings.edu/brown.aspx According to a report from the Education Commission of the States, 36 states have some policy related to class size in K12 general education. Interested in finding out what policies your state or neighboring states have? Visit the Education Commission Web site at www.ecs.org.