February is a great month for books about education, with very readable releases from John Seely Brown, Richard Whitmire, Ron Dietel, Alexander Russo, and Gene Maeroff.
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U.S. Department of Education is handing out $3.5 billion in grants to failing schools around the country. But when it comes to turning around high schools, educators admit that no one knows exactly what works.
Take one run down high school near Watts, California, that straddles two rival gang territories and has a 75% dropout rate for incoming freshmen; add...
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