Mere are 10 .successes I hat educators and parents can celebrale: * Rising test scores * Increases in high school graduation rates * The number of schools classified as "unacceptable" has dropped 20 percent * Improvement in the preparation of elementary school children for higher grades * The proliferation of charter school systems * An infusion of well trained teachers and principals * An expansion of individual charter schools * The initiation of a new school building program * Successful superintendents * A fighting chance for winning some of the $5 billion in lederai grants to be awarded this year The foremost success is improved test scores. Because of state revenue woes, officials are scrambling to secure some of the $5 billion in federal grants that will be awarded this year to reform-minded states.
10 SUCCESSES Dawn Ruth New Orleans Magazine; Jan 2010; 44, 4; Docstoc pg. 71 Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further
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