Classical heritage – Report favors exam school in Worcester

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The Research Bureau’s latest report — “Academically Selective High Schools: Should Worcester Public Schools Have One?” — offers a ringing endorsement of bringing such a school back into Worcester’s education portfolio, modeled in part on the long and venerable history of the city’s Classical High School, which closed in 1966.

The report advances solid arguments for a selective high school, including: an obligation to serve the academically talented as well as less talented students; the potential to promote economic growth; and inducing professional families to move to the city.

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