More Massachusetts students are enrolling in schools outside their towns

Oct. 11, 2010
More than 11,800 take advantage of state’s school choice program

From The Boston Globe: The number of Massachusetts students leaving their local public schools for other districts has surged 60 percent in the past decade, and thousands more are waiting for openings. In the last decade, the number of students participating in the state’s school choice program has grown from 7,342 in 2000 to 11,807 in the last school year. Many families are fleeing poorly performing urban districts such as Springfield, Worcester, and Fitchburg to enroll their children in nearby systems that have better reputations and higher test scores.

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