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English High to Partner with Non-Profit

Underperforming schools in Massachusetts will partner with a non-profit organization to help stave off a state takeover.

The English High School will be joined with an education consultant due to consistent underperformance.

The Boston Globe reports that English High School, located at 144 McBride St., will be one of eight Massachusetts schools and one of two in the Boston area to face receivership under a 2010 law which says state education officials can take over a consistently underperforming school. The law placed English High School on a list of 35 underperforming schools, and said those schools had three years to bring test scores up on their own.

The selected organization will provide help with staff training, hiring and student tutoring students, according to the story.

English High School’s test scores have dropped during the attempted turnaround period despite federal funding which has helped with teacher training and extending the school day.

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