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The Hobbit Effect: Why Small Works in Public Schools. Rural Trust Policy Brief Series on Rural Education.

@inproceedings{Jimerson2006TheHE,
  title={The Hobbit Effect: Why Small Works in Public Schools. Rural Trust Policy Brief Series on Rural Education.},
  author={Lorna Jimerson},
  year={2006}
}
The Rural School and Community Trust (Rural Trust) is the leading national nonprofit organization addressing the crucial relationship between good schools and thriving rural communities. Working in some of the poorest, most challenging rural places, the Rural Trust involves young people in learning linked to their communities, improves the quality of teaching and school leadership, advocates for appropriate state educational policies, and addresses the critical issue of funding for rural… 
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