Should the rich fix failing schools by donating more money? Should moms keep better tabs on their kids? Eighth-graders debated those solutions to the achievement gap—as part of a student-led seminar aimed at closing that very same gap, reports New Haven Independent. The discussion took place in a Socratic seminar, a hallmark of the Ross/Woodward Classical Studies Interdistrict Magnet School, which serves 530 kids in grades pre-K to 8 at 185 Barnes Ave. The seminar was one factor that propelled the school to become one of 65 schools nationwide named as 2012 magnet schools of distinction by the Magnet Schools...

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