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Report: Achievement Stalled In Boston Schools

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A new report says Boston public schools still have much work to do when it comes to improving education for its students.

WBUR's Monica Brady-Myerov reports.

The Education Pipeline Report card says that while Boston public schools have made improvements in recent years, achievements in many areas are stalled. Paul Grogan is President of the Boston Foundation, which commissioned the study.

GROGAN: Many, many challenges remain and among the most troubling, we seem to have plateaued over the last five years in terms of progress on the achievement gap, MCAS scores, the dropout rate, the graduation rate.

While passing rates on the MCAS continue to climb, many students are struggling to attain proficiency or grade-level mastery. And only 60 percent of students graduate in four years. The report provides detailed information about every school, including charters.

This program aired on December 11, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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