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Voices of Reform Re-Start at Pickett Middle School

In 2007, Pickett Middle School in Philadelphia was closed and reopened under an independent charter organization, Mastery Charter Schools. Prior to undergoing this change, Pickett experienced severe student disciplinary problems. Student suspensions were high and academic performance was low. Under Mastery management, the Pickett campus established a learning environment focused on producing college and career-ready students. In just one year, student violence went down dramatically, while student performance increased by double digits in both math and reading.
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