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Fri January 11, 2013
Springfield Hires EdLab To Turn Around Failing Schools
The Superintendent of Schools in Springfield Massachusetts has announced a partnership with a cutting edge education reform group at Harvard University. WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports
The Education Innovation Laboratory, or EdLabs,will try to boost student achievement at five schools in Springfield, where student test scores rank the schools as among the worst in the state. Springfield School Superintendent Daniel Warwick, in a statement, called the partnership with EdLabs a “bold step and necessary “ The two elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school risk a state takeover in a couple of years if standardized test scores don’t improve. EdLabs, starting with the next school year, will install intensive science, math and reading curriculums at the schools and put new strategies for teaching and learning in place.