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Document Number: 6380

Building a Portfolio of High Schools: A Strategic Investment Toolkit - The one-size-fits-all, comprehensive high school will not meet the needs of the 21st century economy, and a diverse portfolio of high schools should take its place, say the authors of this report. The report walks reformers through the paces of developing and sustaining such a portfolio, and includes tools describing 10 research-based features of effective high schools, profiles of students likely to be at risk, potential factors contributing to studentsí decision to drop out and the trade-offs to consider in weighing the various components of diverse high school structures. (Lili Allen, Cheryl Almeida, Lucretia Murphy and Adria Steinberg, Jobs for the Future, May 2005)...

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