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End Streaming in Schools, Report to Toronto Trustees Recommends

“Streaming” students in high school hits low-income and certain racial groups the hardest and should be phased out across the city, recommends a new report going before Toronto District School Board trustees.

The report, to be presented Wednesday, cites the success of a research project at a North York high school that urged struggling students to take academic-level courses in Grade 9 English and geography instead of the lower-level “applied” classes — and, in the end, boosted pass rates.