Magazine article The Learning Professional

Lessons from Schools All Over

Magazine article The Learning Professional

Lessons from Schools All Over

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"IT'S BEING DONE": ACADEMIC SUCCESS IN UNEXPECTED SCHOOLS

Harvard Education Press, 2007

Karin Chenoweth examines several schools that are achieving at high levels in this book and two follow-up volumes, How It's Being Done: Urgent Lessons From Unexpected Schools (2009) and Getting It Done: Leading Academic Success in Unexpected Schools (2011). All three books profile schools with high-poverty, high-minority student populations that find success. The books help readers to understand the practices that make the difference in these schools, with the most recent book detailing school leadership practices in particular.

THE EDUCATION TRUST

www.edtrust.org

With a focus on closing achievement gaps in education, The Education Trust is a comprehensive source of data and reports about schools and systems and the policies and practices relevant to achieving equity. The Dispelling the Myth project highlights schools that achieve at high levels (and many are profiled in the most recent book in Chenoweth's series, above). Recent reports examine conditions that support effective teaching in high-poverty schools and teacher and principal preparation programs.

THE SMARTEST KIDS IN THE WORLD AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY

Simon & Schuster, 2013

Amanda Ripley tells the stories of three American high school students who attended schools in other nations - Finland, Poland, and South Korea - to explore what is happening in education in these countries to contribute to their relatively higherachieving results. …

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