Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Collateral damage from N.Y. school closings

Norm Fruchter describes the damage done to English Language Learners (ELL) and other fallout from Bloomberg/Klein's "reforms" in N.Y. He focuses in on the so-called restructuring of two large Brooklyn high schools, Tilden and Lafayette. 
Recent studies suggest that, as the new small schools age, their student outcomes increasingly resemble the student outcomes of the larger high schools. If this trend continues, the DOE’s large school closing/small school creation strategy may ultimately amount to continually reshuffling students rather than improving their learning opportunities.

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