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Schenectady schools chief working to boost advanced classes

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Two of the best predictors of whether a student will take advanced classes are the parents’ income and their ZIP code. But Schenectady schools Superintendent Laurence Spring is trying to change that. He’s actively recruiting students for advanced middle school classes, seeking out the “reticent” but “bright and able” adolescents. He wants them to take high school-level math and science classes in eighth grade, stretch themselves with advanced Spanish and French classes, or sign up ...

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April 21, 2014
3:58 p.m.

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More advanced thoughts on a restricted budget? Schenectady Schools should try to increase success with the average, or below average student, which is the majority. I realize easier said than done.