Leaders of Springfield Prep Charter School, which will open next Fall in the South End, are finding it’s hard to recruit among their target population — families with few resources, who live in the neighborhood. Charter school critics say that’s the problem.
Many vocational high schools in Massachusetts are unable to serve all local students, with long wait lists for admission, but that’s not the case for some schools in the western part of the state.
Bryn Mawr College is located just outside of Philadelphia, but every year the school goes looking for students in Boston. Bryn Mawr typically admits 10 […]
In the early 1990s, a team of researchers decided to follow about 40 volunteer families — some poor, some middle class, some rich — during […]
This is final story in a three-part report on Philadelphia schools in crisis. Shayna Terrell is in a good mood: It’s report card night at […]
This is the second in a three-part report on Philadelphia schools in crisis. Philadelphia’s Center City area sparkles with new restaurants, jobs and money. After […]
This is the first in a three-part report on Philadelphia schools in crisis. Sharron Snyder and Othella Stanback, both seniors at Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin High, […]