Worcester Regional Research Bureau backs new schools for talented

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WORCESTER —  The Worcester Regional Research Bureau, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based in the city, has released a report recommending the city establish one or more schools for academically talented students. The report, available at www.wrrb.org, arrives as an ad hoc committee appointed by the mayor considers whether to establish an exam school or an international baccalaureate program, or both.

The Research Bureau report says that either of those options would help induce professional families to move to the city. The report also suggests one way to keep admission open to students of all backgrounds: Make all students who score at or above a particular Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System score automatically part of the applicant pool.

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