ERIC Number: EJ778958
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Leveraging Resources to Close the Divide
Rourke, James R.
Principal Leadership, v8 n3 p24-25 Nov 2007
A host of real and perceived chasms divide students who achieve high academic standards and those who fail to meet them: varying expectations, economic status, resources, cultural and racial preconceptions, inappropriate standards, and so on. Yet as with all human endeavors throughout history, inventors, innovators, and risk takers rise to the challenge and find ways to help students achieve high academic standards. NASSP and MetLife Foundation are moving forward by combining the best aspects of two programs to form MetLife-NASSP Breakthrough Schools, an initiative for middle level and high schools that will support the efforts of successful high-poverty schools. For the past five years, Bridge Builders and Breakthrough High Schools provided opportunities that might not have otherwise existed for thousands of students. Leveraging the lessons from Breakthrough High Schools and Bridge Builders, NASSP launches the new MetLife-NASSP Breakthrough Schools program.
Descriptors: Educational Change, Secondary Education, School Support, Academic Achievement, Summative Evaluation, Disadvantaged Schools
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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