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Puerto Rico Builds a Pyramid of Success

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Science  04 Dec 1998:
Vol. 282, Issue 5395, pp. 1801
DOI: 10.1126/science.282.5395.1801

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Summary

Ask educators for a success story from the National Science Foundation's Statewide Systemic Initiatives program and most will point offshore, to Puerto Rico. There, teachers in target schools have been trained in a new curriculum, student test scores have risen--and the reforms are spreading outward from this solid base. Funded initially in 1992, the Puerto Rico program was renewed for another 5 years in 1997.