The Washington Post profiles a graduate of SEED, the charter boarding school in Washington, D.C. that’s sending its first class to college.
A CBS producer also praises the school, which provides an alternative to low-income black students.
It’s expensive, as I’ve written before. And nearly half the students who started in middle school left before graduation, though some of that was due to the start-up problems of a brand-new school.
Eduwonk says SEED is working to show that the model can be replicated. Boarding schools never will be common, but could prove to be a cost-effective choice for kids from families that can’t provide structure and guidance.