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Document Number: 10655

Reforming Underperforming High Schools - A wealth of information on Reforming Underperforming High Schools is out there and MDRC reduces it to a dense two pages. Authors tout the smaller, themed schools created in New York City that came with universal choice for ninth-graders. They add that, short of new-school creation, reform by a unified school staff is possible, citing such programs as Talent Development and Diplomas Now. They like a combined college and career model called Career Academies, but are not enthusiastic about reform that targets a specific subset of the student population. (MDRC, March 2013) ...

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