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Students fill the hallways of a building on the Marysville Getchell Campus in Marysville, Wash., home to four smaller high schools.
—Nick Adams

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Schools on the Marysville Getchell Campus in Marysville, Wash., were designed with a number of guiding principles in mind, and principle No. 1 was relationships. (January 4, 2013)

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The Marysville, Wash., school was designed with a number of guiding principles in mind, and principle No. 1 was relationships.
January 4, 2013 - Quality Counts
September 25, 2012 - Education Week
Required study halls have become common in large Portland-area high schools as budget-slammed schools find they don't have enough teachers to go around.
September 22, 2011 - McClatchy-Tribune
January 20, 2011 - Education Week
At a time when policymakers are demanding budget cuts and more innovative approaches to schooling, pressure is building for loosening up constraints on class sizes.
November 24, 2010 | Updated: March 23, 2012 - Education Week
A bid to loosen Florida's class-size limits headed toward defeat, as did dueling measures in Oklahoma that centered on school funding.
November 9, 2010 - Education Week
A bid to loosen Florida’s class-size limits headed toward defeat, as did dueling measures in Oklahoma that centered on school funding.
November 3, 2010 | Updated: March 23, 2012 - Education Week
Findings from New York City's small-schools initiative may portend rapid progress at scale in high school reform, write Michele Cahill and Robert L. Hughes.
September 27, 2010 - Education Week
A new British study quantifies and confirms what many teachers have long believed: Students tend to be "off task" more often when they are in larger classes.
April 1, 2008 - Education Week
Smaller classes may help some students, but not all, research shows.
February 21, 2008 | Updated: April 7, 2012 - Education Week

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