Advocates, mayors renew push for voc-tech admission changes

Coalition says selective entry standards are locking out students who would benefit most

AFTER YEARS OF frustration with admission policies at Massachusetts vocational technical high schools, which they say shut out disadvantaged students who might benefit most from hands-on learning, a coalition of community groups and elected officials renewed the call Thursday for state officials to overhaul the entry system. Vocational schools, once derided as the “dumping ground”(...)

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