Opportunity by Design schools announced for Maryland

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Two new high schools are set to open in 2015 in Prince George’s County as part of Carnegie Corporation’s Opportunity by Design initiative.  The schools are designed to assist immigrant students who often struggle to keep up academically with their peers.

Carnegie Corporation grantee the Internationals Network for Public Schools along with CASA of Maryland, will accept 100 students at each of the schools, which aim to foster a college-going culture and decrease disproportionately high dropout rates among immigrant students.

“The goal of the Opportunity by Design initiative is to address the long-standing challenge of achieving both excellence and equity in public education,” Leah Hamilton, a program director at Carnegie Corporation of New York, said in a statement that appeared in The Washington Post.

Similar schools in New York City have seen a rise in the number of students who graduate, as well as a decline in dropout rates, according to the article.  

Read about it in the Washington Post

Read about it in Education Week