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The Global Achievement Gap by Tony Wagner

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CHAPTER 6

Closing the Gap: Schools That Work

High Tech High

High Tech High (HTH) is a school development organization that runs a growing network of K–12 public charter schools1 currently serving about 3,000 students in the San Diego area—in effect, a “mini” school district. These schools have gained international recognition for their highly innovative education practices—and for their results. Since graduating its first class in 2003, 100 percent of High Tech High students have been accepted to college—80 percent to four-year colleges, including Johns Hopkins University, MIT, Stanford, Howard, University of Southern California, University of California at Berkeley, NYU, and Northwestern. More than half of HTH grads are first-generation college ...

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