schools http://wrkf.org en As Texas Gets More Diverse, Educators Grab The Bull By The Horns http://wrkf.org/post/texas-gets-more-diverse-educators-grab-bull-horns Texas is in the midst of a population boom and demographic sea change. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:33:00 +0000 Melissa Block 24592 at http://wrkf.org As Texas Gets More Diverse, Educators Grab The Bull By The Horns Lessons From High-Achieving Low-Income Schools http://wrkf.org/post/lessons-high-achieving-low-income-schools Why do some low-income schools succeed where others fail? That&#8217;s one of the questions that authors <strong>Sonia Caus Gleason</strong> and Nancy Gerzon set out to answer in their book, &#8220;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Growing-Into-Equity-Personalization-High-Achieving/dp/1452287651/?tag=wburorg-20" target="_blank">Growing Into Equity: Professional Learning and Personalization in High-Achieving Schools</a>&#8221;<p>The education experts focused in on Title I schools, which receive federal funding to close the achievement gap in low-income areas. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 20:43:39 +0000 editor 23680 at http://wrkf.org From Private School to Public, a Family Leaps http://wrkf.org/post/private-school-public-family-leaps <p>All but a handful of East Baton Rouge Parish public schools are labeled as poor performers by the state. That’s prompted exodus—individual students leaving the district through the <a href="http://www.wrkf.org/post/voucher-program-set-grow-despite-court-battle">private school voucher program</a>; and a group in southeast Baton Rouge is trying to form a new <a href="http://www.wrkf.org/post/gearing-bout-over-breakaway-school-district">breakaway district</a>, taking with it some of the newer school buildings and a big chunk of the tax base.</p><p>But Commentator Carlos Thomas and his family are putting their faith in the parish school system.</p><p><strong>To share your commentary, email <a href="mailto:news@wrkf.org">news@wrkf.org</a>.</strong></p><p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 10:24:00 +0000 Carlos Thomas 7456 at http://wrkf.org From Private School to Public, a Family Leaps