I never got any response from New Leaders about their attrition rates -- and still wonder what the hell Erin Roche's mentor was doing for him at Ravenswood -- but it seems that New Leaders folks are all about the self-congratulations, and so they do have a new report out about "the patterns and techniques evident in low-income, urban public
schools making dramatic gains in student achievement."
One of the profiled schools -- you guessed it -- is Dodge. Another is Clara Barton: "Dodge Renaissance
Academy [Jarvis Sanford] , after having been one of the
lowest performers in the Chicago Public Schools, turned around to become the
state of Illinois’
highest gaining school in 2005-2006 and Clara Barton Elementary [Terrance Carter] has made vast
improvement in student proficiency rates in ELA and mathematics."
The full report is available at http://www.nlns.org/NLWeb
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