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From the ECS State Policy Database: Class Size - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

Class-Size Policies MS Word PDF - The logic behind keeping class size low is powerful: The fewer kids that teachers have to deal with in a classroom, the thinking goes, the more time they can focus on delivering high-quality individualized instruction. This ECS StateNote examines the characteristics and popularity of two similar approaches that states have chosen to keep classes small by using one of two approaches: Placing caps on the number of students that may be in one classroom; and enacting initiatives to reduce class size. (Kyle Zinth, Education Commission of the States, April 2010)...

Maximum P-12 Class-Size Policies MS Word PDF - The majority of states--36--currently have at least one policy via statute or regulation at the state level that places a limit on the number of students that may be in any one general-education classroom. This ECS StateNote examines these policies. (Kyle Zinth, Education Commission of the States, November 2009)...

State Policies Focusing on Class-size Reduction PDF - This document updates a 2005 ECS StateNote, providing a detailed look at class-size reduction initiatives in 23 states, including information about funding and legislative provisions. (Kyle Zinth, Education Commission of the States, September 2009)...

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