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ERIC Number: EJ779666
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov-14
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Students in Boston's "Pilot" Schools Outpacing Others
Manzo, Kathleen Kennedy
Education Week, v27 n12 p1,14 Nov 2007
This article reports how the 10 "pilot" schools conceived by the Boston district in 1994 are seeing more students through graduation than regular high schools in the area. Conceived a decade ago as the district's response to charter schools, pilot schools have won praise from educators, business leaders, and community groups for providing school choice and innovation within the city's public school system. These schools also have significantly higher promotion and graduation rates, fewer dropouts, and fewer disciplinary issues. Still, some observers say their results are due more to the schools' ability to choose or remove teachers, lower proportions of high-needs students, and the control they have in selecting students or weeding out those who are not likely to succeed in them.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts