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Smaller High Schools Have Bigger Success, Firm Finds

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A new report suggests evidence continues to show the city's newer, smaller high schools are graduating students at a better rate.

Researchers at non-profit firm MRDC have been following groups of kids at both smaller schools and larger ones.

They found graduation rates were 9.5 percent higher for the students at the newer schools.

The smaller schools were created by city education officials during the last decade by breaking down larger schools that administrators say were failing.

Researchers say the majority of the students at the smaller schools are graduating with Regents diplomas.

They say the rise can also be seen across a wide range of kids, including minority students and those coming from low-income families.

The mayor's office says there is more work to be done, but touts the report as proof of the effectiveness of their policies. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP