Attendance: up. Dropout rates: plummeting. College acceptance: through the roof. My mind-blowing year inside a "low-performing" school.
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...very relevant and well worth the long read
The overwhelming emphasis on testing has led some schools and districts to cheat.
The article does a good job at debunking many of the stereotypes associated with immigrant students. Metrics are constantly misused and gamed in corporate America. It has always mystified me that people put so much confidence in those metrics.