Teachers who were fired then rehired last year at Rhode Island's Central Falls High School have returned to their classrooms, where they are implementing changes designed to boost achievement at the chronically low-performing school. Fewer than 10 teachers eligible for rehire declined to return, and those who returned are hopeful but apprehensive about the transformation plan. Longer school days and flexible student schedules are planned, as well as more professional development and comprehensive evaluations for teachers.

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