Monday, July 31, 2006
TENNESSEE MODEL FOR INNER-CITY AND MINORITY KIDS
Someone on an education bulletin board I belong to posted this news about a Tennessee grade school with some of the toughest demographics around, that is improving their low test scores by leaps and bounds with an old-fashioned academic emphasis.
My contact says Hardy Elementary has 90% black and 87% free and reduced lunch students. The school was honored at the state capitol this year by the Education Consumers Foundation as one of Tennessee's top schools for academic gains. Their gains were almost double the state average.
Check out their strategy. If only the powers that be in the Omaha Public Schools and elsewhere where low-income kids are failing would institute programs like these:
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