High School Reform

Redesigned high schools to reduce dropouts and increase learning, graduation rates, and college attendance

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Vocational Education: The Answer For Boston’s Schools?

A discussion on the role of vocational education in today’s high schools Continue reading

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Who Rules? The Fight Over The Federal Role in Education

The national drive for education reform has touched off many power struggles, but the fight over the federal role in education has emerged as fundamental. Continue reading

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High Schools: Small is Still Beautiful

Breaking up big, dysfunctional high schools into smaller units looked like a reform that failed. Look again. Continue reading

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Raising Standards? Raising Dropout Rates?

President Obama wants to lower the dropout rate. He also wants to raise academic standards. But does one come at the expense of the other? Continue reading

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(Mandatory) School Choice in New York and Boston

By requiring many students to choice the public schools they attend, New York and Boston have redefined the school choice debate, to the benefit of students and their families Continue reading

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