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Furr High School

Why Successful School Turnarounds Work

John Thompson | Posted 08.12.2011 | Education
John Thompson

It is true that "troublemakers" are potential leaders, but turning them around takes a commitment that has been lost on most data-driven reformers.

The New Language of Furr

Gaston Caperton | Posted 08.06.2011 | Education
Gaston Caperton

Last month I visited Furr High School in Houston and met Dr. Bertie Simmons, the woman almost single-handedly responsible for Furr's dramatic turnaround.