New Program For 12 'Turnaround' Schools

Tomorrow marks the first day of the school year for Boston students, and a new district program features a plan for 12 so-called 'turnaround schools.'

Boston Schools Superintendent Carol Johnson says new teams of teachers, principals and support staff are in place to make sure these low-performing schools improve.

"I don't think that we assume that everything will work out exactly, precisely, perfectly; but I think that we are very hopeful that we will see results," Johnson said.

Johnson says progress will be measured by improvements in student scores on state reading and math tests over the course of the state's three-year deadline.

This program aired on September 7, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.


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