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ERIC Number: EJ767034
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
Inverting the Achievement Pyramid
White-Hood, Marian; Shindel, Melissa
Principal Leadership, v6 n8 p28-30 Apr 2006
Attempting to invert the pyramid to improve student achievement and increase all students' chances for success is not a new endeavor. For decades, educators have strategized, formed think tanks, and developed school improvement teams to find better ways to improve the achievement of all students. Currently, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is the "hammer" to drive such efforts--but still thousands of schools fail to make adequate yearly progress. This article talks about the Head of the Class program at Ernest Everett Just Middle School in Upper Marlboro, MD, which was designed to help struggling learners become higher achieving, more confident learners. In addition, the program has expanded. Parents of high-achieving students also seek support for their youngsters, particularly for the high school-level courses. The after-school and Saturday tutoring program is taught and run by teachers. Parent training and involvement increase student's chances for success.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maryland
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001