State education leaders looking to close achievement gap in the Bronx

State education leaders are exploring ways to close the achievement gap with Bronx and city schools by leveling racial playing fields.

More than 100 Bronx and city schools have low graduation rates and big racial achievement gaps. During a summit over the next few days, the Board of Regents will discuss ways to level the playing field. Some of the tactics they are expected to discuss are expanding high school to five years and creating a large vocational high school. They would also like to get more parental involvement.

The 108 Bronx and city schools being examined are among 136 schools across the state where less than 70 percent of students graduate.

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