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Bloom, Howard S.; Unterman, Rebecca – MDRC, 2013
In 2002, New York City embarked on an ambitious and wide-ranging series of education reforms. At the heart of its high school reforms were three interrelated changes: the institution of a district wide high school choice process for all rising ninth-graders, the closure of 31 large, failing high schools with an average graduation rate of 40…
Descriptors: Small Schools, Public Schools, High Schools, School Choice
Bloom, Howard S.; Thompson, Saskia Levy; Unterman, Rebecca – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
Over the last decade, New York City has been the site of a systemwide high school reform effort that is unprecedented in its scope and pace. Since 2002, the school district has closed more than 20 failing high schools, opened more than 200 new secondary schools, and implemented a centralized high school admission process in which approximately…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Required Courses, High Schools, School Restructuring
Bloom, Howard S.; Thompson, Saskia Levy; Unterman, Rebecca – MDRC, 2010
Since 2002, New York City has closed more than 20 underperforming public high schools, opened more than 200 new secondary schools, and introduced a centralized high school admissions process in which approximately 80,000 students a year indicate their school preferences from a wide-ranging choice of programs. At the heart of these reforms lie 123…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High Schools, Educational Experience, Educational Improvement