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How to fix Buffalo’s Schools: About the series

How to Fix Buffalo’s Schools is an occasional series highlighting urban schools across the country that have made outsized progress on some of the seemingly intractable problems plaguing inner-city schools. The successful schools were selected through statistical analysis of data on academic performance and demographics. The schools chosen are some of the best examples of successfully educating students with backgrounds similar to those in the Buffalo Public Schools.

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June 22: In the Bronx, a school for at-risk boys succeeds.

July 13: In Brooklyn, a model for teaching immigrants.

July 15: Buffalo’s Lafayette High School struggles to teach immigrants.

Aug. 17: Newark’s jobs training is a model for urban schools.

Oct. 5: CSAT Charter School graduates most students in county.

Oct. 12: Empowering students at Tapestry Charter High School.