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What can you do to disrupt poverty in your school and turn it into a high-achieving school?
We'll show you in ASCD's new videos featuring William H. Parrett and Kathleen M. Budge, experts on school improvement and co-authors of the book Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools.
In this series, we look at elementary and secondary schools that are not only meeting the needs of impoverished students but pushing them to high achievement. Drawing upon their years studying high-poverty, high-performing schools, Parrett and Budge identify the common practices and structures that effective schools put into action as well as the unproductive processes these schools eliminate. Parrett and Budge use this data to form the basis of their framework for action designed to help schools get all students learning to high standards. It’s not a one-size-fits-all approach; but we’ll show you the critical components that set these institutions apart from their struggling peers.
In Disrupting Poverty in the Elementary School, we visit schools in Modesto, California, and Grand Rapids, Michigan. In Disrupting Poverty in the Secondary School, we visit a high school and middle school in Pass Christian, Mississippi. In both programs, you'll see schools where district leaders, school leaders, and teachers have found great success by improving practices, or eliminating what’s not working, in the key areas of building leadership capacity; fostering a healthy, safe, and supporting learning environment; and focusing on student, professional, and system learning.
Learn what these schools do to help students succeed and how you and your school can adopt the same practices to disrupt the cycle of poverty and lift students to achievement.
Disrupting Poverty in the Elementary School
Disrupting Poverty in the Secondary School
This video series is informed by the ASCD book Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools.
William Parrett is the director of the Center for School Improvement & Policy Studies and professor of Education at Boise State University in Idaho.
Kathleen Budge is an assistant professor in the Curriculum, Instruction, and Foundational Studies Department, and the coordinator of the Leadership Development Program at Boise State University in Idaho.
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