With 4,100 students, Massachusetts’ Brockton High School is an exception to what has become conventional wisdom in many educational circles, reports the New York Times: that small is almost always better. A decade ago, Brockton High was a case study in failure; only a quarter of the students passed statewide exams, and one in three dropped out. Then Susan Szachowicz and a handful of fellow teachers decided to take action. They persuaded administrators to let them organize a schoolwide campaign that integrated reading and writing lessons into every class in all subjects, including gym. Their efforts paid off quickly. In...

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