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The Kids Left Behind

Catching Up the Underachieving Children of Poverty

By: Robert D. Barr, William H. Parrett

Foreword by: Kati Haycock

Successfully reach and teach the underachieving children of poverty with the help of this comprehensive resource.

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The Kids Left Behind

Examine critical studies on high-performing, high-poverty schools to identify how schools can fulfill the mission of educating all students to proficiency, especially students at risk. The authors compiled the most important research on how low-performing, high-poverty schools achieved radical improvements in learning for their most vulnerable students and also identified eight best practices, breaking them down into specific strategies, often using real-life examples from successful schools.

  • Review essential leadership characteristics that improve student achievement.
  • Gain strategies for engaging parents, the community, and schools to work together.
  • Learn how to maintain high expectations for the underachieving children of poverty.
  • Find methods for creating a culture of assessment and data literacy.

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Additional Information

Product Code: BKF432

ISBN: 9781935542353

Published By: Solution Tree

Page Count: 276

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