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High Performing Schools

'Mr. Booth Needs to Stay'

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.04.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

The principals in the "It's Being Done" schools I have written about for the last 10 years are very much part of the school, and students seem to understand the key role they play in establishing the respectful culture of high expectations -- what Harvard University's Ron Ferguson calls "high support high demand." But there's one school I've never written about.

Let's Change the Narrative Surrounding Education Reform

Hillary Linardopoulos | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
Hillary Linardopoulos

I arrive at work early each day. I am accessible to my families day or night, and often get phone calls from parents and students in need of guidance. I am not saying this to complain. I have taught children for almost 10 years at de Burgos because I want to be there.

New D.C. Public Schools Initiative Aims To Attract, Retain High-Performing Teachers

Posted 09.06.2012 | Education

Under a new D.C. Public Schools “career ladder” initiative, high-performing teachers in low-income schools will see a streamlined process to salar...

Is 6th Grade The Answer To America's Dropout Crisis?

| Kathryn Baron | Posted 01.30.2012 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of Silicon Valley Education Foundation's Thoughts On Public Education blog, TopEd.org. The idea that hormonally-cha...

How Higher-Performing Schools Made It Onto The 'Low-Achieving' List

| Sue Frey | Posted 01.17.2012 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of California's EdSource Extra. Several dozen elementary schools with scores higher than the state's target for aca...

Students Flood High Performing Schools, Effect Of No Child Left Behind

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Successful schools nationwide are opening doors to students from low-performing schools as a result of the No Child Left Behind law. The Washington P...