An emphasis on strong leadership, rigorous courses, and effective instruction can help low-income students succeed in high school and prepare for higher education, concludes a report by the San Francisco-based WestEd, an education research organization.
Commissioned by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the report analyzed the similarities between five high-performing high school programs that primarily serve low-income and minority students across the nation. Each program emphasizes college as an attainable goal, provides rigorous college-preparatory courses, establishes a well-defined curriculum for all grades, strengthens academic and social supports during freshman year, and encourages out-of-school youths to return to the classroom.
Vol. 27, Issue 05, Pages 4-5
- Superintendent of Schools
- Ashburnham-Westminster Regional Schools, Ashburnham, MA
- CHIEF ACADEMIC OFFICER ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDANT, OPERATIONS
- Fresno Unified School District, Fresno, CA
- Highland Falls-Fort Montgomery CSD, Highland Falls, NY
- Current Superintendent Vacancies
- Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates, Multiple Locations
- Executive Director
- Sturgis Charter Public School, Multiple Locations