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Selective High Schools Struggle to Diversify Enrollments

Publication date: May 27, 2015

Posted by Caralee J. Adams on May 19, 2015.

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To make the competitive Pre-Collegiate STEM Academy at Middleton High School reflect the economic and racial diversity of her urban district in Tampa, Fla., Principal Kim D. Moore says it takes a concerted effort.

That means going to elementary schools with robotics clubs and inviting middle school students in to practice with the high school mathematics team. By exposing children to extra activities they could not otherwise afford, Ms. Moore hopes they will develop a love of math and science and picture themselves in her academy.

Read the full article in Education Week.

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