Members of the School Committee Curriculum subcommittee in Lowell, Mass., recently discussed options of forming an "exam school," as one potential theme for public middle schools. However, the plan drew criticism from some members who said principals are concerned that such a school would draw their top-performing students and cause a drop in their own exam scores. Other potential themes for schools include the arts and science, technology, engineering and math.
Mass. district considers themes for middle schools
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