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Report: Greenwich Students From Low-Income Families Succeed

Students from low-income families may succeed when working alongside peers form high-income families, according to an article in "The New York Times."
Students from low-income families may succeed when working alongside peers form high-income families, according to an article in "The New York Times." Photo Credit: File

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.

Read the full New York Times article here .

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