Scaling Up Educational Innovation

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Author(s): Jamie Gass — Publication date: 2008-06-01 Category: Education Abstract: In recent years, a vast majority of schools in Boston, Worcester, and Springfield, not to mention Fall River, New Bedford, Lowell, Lawrence, Holyoke, and Brockton were placed on the federal ‘In Need of Improvement’ list, as mandated under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law. Today, in these urban districts in the Bay State, nearly 70 percent of the students score in the ‘Needs Improvement’ and ‘Warning/Failing’ categories on the MCAS test.

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