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ERIC Number: EJ913288
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-127X
Restoring Hope
Cianca, Marie; Lampe, Paul
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v76 n4 p47-51 Dec 2010
In 2003, Dr. Freddie Thomas Middle School in Rochester, New York, was in serious trouble. In 2000, it had been labeled a "school under registration review" by the state's education department and was under a directive to make significant progress or face serious consequences. Three years later, only 3% of 8th-grade students met state standards in mathematics and only 9% in English language arts. The school climate was no better. There was little sense of order, and 911 calls were an everyday occurrence. The authors present an account of how the school went from closure status to winning a school change award. They describe how the school was revitalized by leaders who focused on systems, culture, and instruction.
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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