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At Worcester School, Demographics Aren't Destiny

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The high school dropout rate in urban areas of the U.S. is described as a crisis. Here in Massachusetts, the dropout rate in some urban districts is more than triple the state average.

But one school defying the odds is the University Park Campus School in Worcester, an urban public high school, where virtually every student has gone on to post-secondary education. The school and its partner, Clark University, are getting attention from educators around the world. WBUR's Deborah Becker reports.

This is an excerpt of a special Project Dropout report. To see and hear the entire story, go to ProjectDropout.org.

This program aired on April 3, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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