Research is conflicting — some studies suggest that students of color are over-identified for special needs, while others show they are under-identified. Either way, this misidentification can limit their achievement in school and beyond.
This week, submitted a petition for a new K-12 school in downtown San Jose. The school is planned to open in fall 2018 and has a focus on science, math and technology, supported by a partnership with The Tech Museum of Innovation. Get to know the school’s founder, Dr. Anthony Johnson, and what inspired him to create this school.
Contrary to recent claims that Oakland charter schools are less effective than district schools in educating students, on average, charter schools in Oakland still perform better on average than traditional district schools in OUSD.
Innovate’s report, “Struggling Schools, Promising Solutions,” identified schools in this region that are beating the odds for low-income students – serving a majority of high-need students and achieving high levels of performance.
What can we learn from communities across the country that have successfully turned around low-performing schools? What approaches are effective?
As one of the few charter management organizations nationwide that have taken on the difficult work of turning around large, very low-performing schools, Green Dot has achieved great success with schools all over some of the most impoverished schools in South Los Angeles.