A recent article in The New York Times takes a look at whether or not New York’s smaller public schools are more effective than their larger predecessors. Under the direction of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the city has closed 63 large public schools and created 337 mostly smaller ones.
Adlai Stevenson High School in the Bronx was one large school that was divided into what is now nine smaller schools. According to The Times, the results have varied among the schools, but there are positive signs, including increased attendance, slightly reduced incidents of violence and higher graduation rates. SAT scores have shown little to no improvement. To read the full article, click here.