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Yvonne Abraham

Failing South Boston school makes a turnaround

What a joy it is to go into a school that is working. Especially when that same school was in serious trouble just two years ago.

Parents weren’t exactly clamoring to get their children into the Gavin Middle School in South Boston. Test results were grim: Only 1 in 4 Gavin students scored proficient or advanced in math on the 2011 MCAS. Fewer than a third cleared that bar on the English test.

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