Among 173 Tilden High School seniors, 55 (or 31 percent) are registered for credit recovery courses.
New York has been one of the slowest states to adopt online learning in its schools, with no state-sponsored virtual schools to speak of to date, but all of that is bound to change very soon.
Behind those numbers are a set of strategies aimed at making sure nearly every student graduates in four years.
Two high schools–one in Harlem, one in the Bronx–believe learning involves more than collecting credits.
The state board voted on standards for making up course credit in public high schools.