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New on the Big Fix: In-depth profiles of schools in flux

Since the school year began, GothamSchools and WNYC reporters have been telling stories from inside three struggling high schools as they try to improve. To help readers put these changes in context, the clever minds behind the extensive Big Apple Ed database have created profiles for each of the schools.

The profiles for the three schools — Chelsea CTE High School, Christopher Columbus High School, and William E. Grady CTE High School — display data on the schools’ graduation rates, how much money the federal government has given them to improve, and a breakdown of their student demographics.

They also include background information on how the schools have changed over time and what they’re doing now to serve their students better. Throughout the year, we’ll be updating the data regularly as new information becomes available. We’ll also add new stories and reader polls.

You can follow the schools by checking out the “Big Fix” widget (at right) on our sidebar, which has links to all three profiles.

Further down on the sidebar, you can enter your school’s name to see a comprehensive profile designed by Big Apple Ed. By adding the school to your “backpack” you can compare it to other schools, including the three “Big Fix” high schools we’re following this year.

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