Behind the Headline: City Students at Small Public High Schools Are More Likely to Graduate, Study Says

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City Students at Small Public High Schools are More Likely to Graduate, Study Says
New York Times | 1/26/12

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School Inflation
Education Next | Fall 2004

A new MDRC study finds that students attending small high schools (with fewer than 100 students per grade) were more likely to graduate than students who attended larger schools.  In an article that appeared in Ed Next in 2004, Chris Berry traced the decline and rebirth of small schools in America and looked at the impact of smaller schools on students’ future earnings over the course of the 20th century, as the movement to consolidate small schools into larger schools grew.

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