• Boston Public Schools and Boston Plan for Excellence in Public Schools, $8 million.

Jobs for the Future will provide technical assistance to assist in the change to small schools. The Private Industry Council will provide internships and career education. The city has also created a fund, called Next Steps, to help high schools, institutions of higher education, and community partners to help address the problem of student alienation. Innovative projects will be awarded grants averaging between $10,000 and $15,000 per school.

Contacts: Thomas Payzant, Superintendent, (617) 227-8055, and Ellen

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