Philadelphia’s low-performing traditional schools are hemorrhaging students. This year some 70,000 children - more than a third of the district’s students - are attending charter schools.
Despite drastic budget cuts, Philadelphia superintendent William Hite is fighting back, giving students an incentive to return by opening three high schools with innovative, project-based curriculums.
Similar curriculums have worked well at selective admission schools that pick and choose their students. Can they work at a traditional school that takes all students regardless of skill level?
In Philadelphia, 70,000 students fled low-performing neighborhood schools this year to attend charter schools. Now, Superintendent William Hite is fighting back by opening three new high schools with innovative curriculums.
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