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High Povery 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.

Finance Systems Perpetuate Inequitable Funding Of U.S. Schools

Posted 09.20.2012 | Education

According to a report out of the Center for American Progress, inequitable per-pupil spending perpetuated by regressive state and local school-finance...

Report Emphasizes Need For Culture Change In Order To Attract, Retain Teachers In Struggling Schools

Posted 06.28.2012 | Education

A new report released by The Education Trust emphasizes the need for policy and culture changes in the public education sector, and not just updated t...

At High-Poverty Schools One Volunteer Can Make All The Difference

Charlotte Observer | Eric Frazier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

With Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools slashing teachers and programs to close a $100 million budget gap, can one volunteer make a difference at a struggl...

Comparable Funding for High Poverty Schools?

William Ferriter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
William Ferriter

As a teacher who has spent my entire career working in the upper-middle class suburbs of North Carolina, seeing our federal government urging states and districts to ensure comparable funding for low-poverty schools left me sick to my stomach.

Paying Students For Good Grades Pays Off

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

An overwhelming number of schools participating in a controversial program that pays kids for good grades saw huge boosts -- up to nearly 40 percentag...