by Jody Underwood, Ph.D.
In local school choice circles, the common wisdom is that about 15 small towns in New Hampshire do not have schools with the full range of grades in their districts. Actually, of the 180 NH districts, there are at least 50 such districts (about 28 percent of the total). When you add the towns in cooperative school districts, the number jumps to 83 (46 percent of the total).
How do these small districts provide the missing grades?