Ninth Grade Repeat


High School in the Community (HSC), the teachers' union-managed school in New Haven, Conn., recently completed the first year of its program aimed in part at ending "social promotion" — the automatic passing of students to the next grade even if they lack the skills and knowledge necessary for that grade. However, officials were shocked to learn that not a single one of the school's 44 first-time ninth-graders passed the promotion tests (and will have lengthy ninth-grade make-up sessions over the summer or beginning again in September). Several other ninth-graders, who were already repeating ninth grade, were promoted.

No comments on this story | Add your comment
Please log in or register to add your comment
Download our dojax app
What do you think? Browse
Do you think the pension deal is good for Jacksonville?
Post your review here …