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Volume 25, Number 5
September/October 2009

Urgent Lessons from Unexpected Schools

An Interview with Karin Chenoweth


Science lesson at PS 124 Queens (Molly Roberts)

In her 2007 book, It’s Being Done": Academic Success in Unexpected Schools, former Washington Post columnist and Education Trust senior writer Karin Chenoweth used a strict set of criteria to identify fifteen schools with challenging student demographics that were nonetheless achieving academically. In her new book, How It’s Being Done: Urgent Lessons from Unexpected Schools, Chenoweth visits eight new schools with a significant number of low-income students and students of color and reveals just how these educators are achieving their success.

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