A large Massachusetts high school has vastly improved student test scores by incorporating writing into every subject taught. This seems like a simple way to improve local (and national) high school achievement. This account suggests how an innovative ideas can occasionally usurp conventional wisdom
The article starts as follows: "A decade ago, Brockton High School was a case study in failure. Teachers and administrators often voiced the unofficial school motto in hallway chitchat: students have a right to fail if they want. And many of them did — only a quarter of the students passed statewide exams. One in three dropped out "