[caption id="attachment_40050" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="New York City is not alone in seeking to engage students by opening small high schools."]New York City is not alone in seeking to engage students by opening small high schools.[/caption]

With support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, New York City under Mayor Michael Bloomberg has systematically shut down large, failing high schools and replaced them with small schools—many pegged to themes like technology or the business of sports. Now, a new study funded by the Gates Foundation suggests that the small schools have succeeded in boosting...

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