Lots of new stuff from the folks at Catalyst, including:
school is Libby Elementary, where new principal Kurt Jones is working to raise
achievement by cultivating stronger ties to parents and the
Elementary: Doing what it takes
Denise Gamble has a tough task:
Turning around the city’s worst-performing school, in the heart of housing
projects on the city's West Side. To do
it, she’s reaching out to parents and working to meet children’s social as well
as academic needs.
on the assets
Community strengths are
the key to transforming schools, says Ray Thompson of Perspectives charter
An $18 million project in five
middle schools aims to raise achievement by addressing the problems children
face outside school.
For more about the communities that
are home to the lowest-performing schools, a visual and audio tour of the
neighborhood around Medill, and other extras, go to www.catalyst-chicago.org.
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