GREENWICH, Conn. -- Greenwich High School is used as a model example of a place where students from low-income families are succeeding among peers from high-income families in an article published in Tuesday's New York Times .
With the headline, "Who Knew Greenwich, Conn., Was a Model of Equality?," the article explores how low-income workers move to Greenwich so their children can attend the town's schools.
The article examines a new study conducted in a wealthy county in Maryland where students from low-income families were integrated into schools that had students from predominantly high-income households. According to the article, those students from low-income families cut their achievement gap in half.
More than 75-percent of the students on the free and reduced lunch program at Greenwich High tested at or above proficiency levels on state tests, the story said. By comparison, 70-percent of students at Stamford High on the free and reduced lunch program failed to meet state test proficiency levels.
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