Neighborhood and school connection : examining the importance of schools on neighborhoods, community development and the housing market

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dc.contributor.advisor Kelly, Eric D.
dc.contributor.author Diamond, Caroline Christine
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-15T13:42:49Z
dc.date.available 2013-05-15T13:42:49Z
dc.date.created 2013-05-04
dc.date.issued 2013-05-04
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/197232
dc.description.abstract "In 1930 there were 262,000 public elementary and secondary schools in the United States; today, there are 99,000 schools. Over the same time period, the number of students rose from 28 million to 50.1 million which means we are accommodating almost twice as many students in almost two-thirds fewer schools."--National Center for Education Statistics. As communities change over time and residents leave rural or inner city areas for the suburbs, the needs of the community and its ability to serve residents changes. Many small neighborhoods once held together by their neighborhood schools are now struggling to stay afloat amongst strict regulations put in place by community leaders and school boards to force the building of large schools on the outskirts of the community. This report reviews the scope and parameter of school districts affected by the aforementioned issues, examines case studies of several towns across the country, examines the issues that lead to school closings, and assesses the effects of such closings on their respective neighborhoods. Finally, it evaluates some of the policies being implemented to correct the problems and suggest new solutions to accompany them. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Urban Planning
dc.description.tableofcontents The importance of neighborhood schools and negative effects of removing them -- What has contributed to the decline in neighborhood schools? -- Issues across the country -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools case study -- Solutions and best practices.
dc.subject.lcsh Community schools -- Economic aspects.
dc.subject.lcsh Community development.
dc.subject.lcsh Community schools -- Economic aspects -- Case studies.
dc.title Neighborhood and school connection : examining the importance of schools on neighborhoods, community development and the housing market en_US
dc.title.alternative Title on signature form: Neighborhood and school connection : examining the importance of schools on neighborhoods, community development and housing prices
dc.type Research paper (M.U.R.P.), 3 hrs.
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.U.R.P.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1717884


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