A Connecticut charter puts the focus on achievement

10/16/2006 | Hartford Courant (Conn.), The

The mostly poor, minority sixth-graders at New Haven's Elm City College Preparatory School have posted impressive results in reading, writing and math on the Connecticut state exam this year and last. The strategies the experimental charter school uses to boost student achievement include recruiting teachers from a variety of backgrounds with one common trait: a real commitment to closing the achievement gap.

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