Bloomberg’s Small Schools Show Higher Graduation Rates, Researchers Say”

The Huffington Post; October 24, 2013

According to an October study from researchers at MIT and Duke, the cen­tral focus of Mayor Bloomberg’s edu­ca­tion plan - smaller schools - is show­ing sig­nif­i­cantly pos­i­tive results.


Researchers found, from a sam­ple of 150 small high schools cre­ated by the Bloomberg admin­is­tra­tion between 2003-2008, stu­dents who attended small high schools were 9 per­cent more likely to grad­u­ate and 7 per­cent more likely to attend col­lege, as opposed to stu­dents who attend larger city high schools.


While these smaller schools offer fewer courses, class­room engage­ment is higher and the stu­dents are more closely mon­i­tored. Class num­bers in these smaller schools are usu­ally capped at 100 stu­dents per grade.