High Time for High School Reform

High Time for High School Reform

The Seattle-based Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has released an evaluation of its National School District and Network Grants program. Based primarily on qualitative and quantitative data collected in the spring of 2002, the report, High Time for High School Reform (8 pages, PDF), contrasts the experiences of educators and students at small high schools in the first year of operation with their counterparts at large schools planning conversions into smaller units and model small schools. The report, the first in a series to be produced over the five-year course of the program, also includes descriptions of the roles played by the intermediary organizations receiving funding from the program.