Educators, administrators and researchers convene in Boston Wednesday to consider the performance of Boston's pilot schools.
Pilot schools began here more than a decade ago with some union backing as an alternative to charter schools. Boston has 19 pilot schools attended by about 10 percent of the city's students.
A report by the Center for Collaborative Education finds that pilot schools are making substantial academic gains.
Bob Oakes talks about the reports finding with Paul Grogan, president and CEO of the Boston Foundation. The foundation offered grants for Boston schools interested in converting to pilot schools.
This program aired on January 18, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.