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Top Schools Close Gaps and Raise Achievement

Drawing on more than a decade of work by The Education Trust, writer-in-residence Karin Chenoweth shares the stories of high-performing schools that are doing the impossible – or so many people think. These schools are educating large populations of children of color and children from low-income families to the highest levels of academic achievement.

Take a whirlwind tour of a few schools from all over the country, through video interviews and lots of photos of their brilliant and energetic students, and hear how they get the results they get. (Hint: The adults in the buildings know the kids are capable of learning; it’s up to them to figure out how to teach.)

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  1. A clear idea that the work of educating all children is possible
  2. Leave with at least some idea of how the work of educating all children can be done
  3. And empowered with additional resources to advocate for change in their schools and communities



Karin Chenoweth, Writer in Residence, The Education Trust

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