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ERIC Number: ED544255
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Reforming Underperforming High Schools
Urban high schools are in trouble--high dropout rates, low student academic achievement, and graduates who are unprepared for college are just some of the disappointing indicators. However, recent research points to a select number of approaches to improving student outcomes and reforming underperforming schools--from particular ways of creating new schools to specific strategies for strengthening existing schools through whole-school reform to making school more relevant to the world of work. As part of MDRC's "Looking Forward" series, this memo provides suggestions for policymakers on ways to make progress on this critical issue.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: MDRC
Identifiers - Location: California; Illinois; Massachusetts; New York