Monday, December 6, 2010

from the nytimes...

BROCKTON, Mass. — A decade ago, Brockton High School was a case study in failure. Teachers and administrators often voiced the unofficial school motto in hallway chitchat: students have a right to fail if they want. And many of them did — only a quarter of the students passed statewide exams. One in three dropped out.

Then Susan Szachowicz and a handful of fellow teachers decided to take action. They persuaded administrators to let them organize a schoolwide campaign that involved reading and writing lessons into every class in all subjects, including gym.

A great article on a school turning around their students performance by doing something as simple, but hard as incorporating reading and writing into every subject.

4,100 Students Prove ‘Small Is Better’ Rule Wrong

No comments:

Post a Comment