A hundred years ago, an educational reform movement swept the country with what were called “Cottage Schools.’’ The idea was that small kids should attend small schools. In 1911 that movement took shape -- literally -- near Colorado Springs with construction of the Buena Vista School. Eventually, enrollment at Buena Vista dropped off. Three years ago, the school closed and it was converted into a community center. It’s been converted into a community center. This weekend, area residents will be on hand to mark the buidling's centennial. CPR’s Pat Mack speaks with former principal Alan Rasmussen.

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