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Entries by Karin Chenoweth from 01/2014

Transforming Not Just a School But a Community

| Posted 01.06.2014 | Education

Back in 2005, I visited Atlanta's truly astonishing Centennial Place Elementary School. Serving a student body of mostly poor African American student...

It Depends. It Always Depends.

| Posted 01.16.2014 | Education

Walkthroughs, which have become very popular, are quick dips into classrooms to observe and assess instruction; many principals are actually required to do them. The question is, are they helpful? This new study says (drumroll, please) that depends.

Lost in Wonderland

| Posted 01.23.2014 | Education

Right now, far too many kids are still receiving a haphazard education that doesn't allow kids to enter the larger civic and cultural conversation. That is bad for all kids, but it puts a barrier in front of any kid whose family is unable to fill in the gaps.

Learning from Unexpected Schools

| Posted 01.29.2014 | Education

Most schools that educate large percentages of children who live in poverty are low-performing. In fact, "high-poverty" has almost become a synonym for "low-performing." To some people, this demonstrates the inextricable link between poverty and low achievement.