This is newly released and certainly worth a read given our 9th grade crisis in the U.S. -Angela
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Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University
BEATING THE ODDS: HOW LOW-PERFORMING NINTH-GRADERS ARE MAKING IT TO COLLEGE
The Annenberg Institute has just published the results of a study of 13 New York City schools that are successfully preparing low-performing ninth-graders for timely graduation and admission to college. Principal Associate Carol Ascher and Research Associate Cindy Maguire, coauthors of the study, describe four key strategies these schools use to help their students “beat the odds”: academic rigor, networks of support, high expectations, and effective use of data.
Beating the Odds [PDF: 25 pages]
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