School & District Management Video

Superintendent Knocks Down Barriers to Learning for Poor Students

February 22, 2017 4:08

In South Carolina’s Greenville County Schools, Superintendent W. Burke Royster enlists a wide array of partners to help keep students—especially those in poor communities—engaged in school and on track to graduate. Known as OnTrack Greenville, the district has forged partnerships with social service providers and community organizations to spot, and knock down, hurdles to students’ ability to learn and thrive in school. “We have the ability to very early on, and quickly, identify those students who are being affected by those barriers,” Royster says. This video was produced as part of Education Week’s Leaders To Learn From project, recognizing outstanding school district leaders from around the country. More at


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