Anatomy of a failure: How an XQ Super School flopped

In 2016, a proposal for a new innovation school which would incorporate elements of private and charter schools into a public school in Somerville, Massachusetts won a $10 million XQ grant, funding awarded to promising nontraditional high schools. Despite years of planning and early support from town leaders, in 2019, the school was unanimously vetoed by the school committee. Why did the plan fall through?

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