1. Chenoweth in American Educator

      October 01,2009

      The fall issue of American Educator features an article from Harvard Education Press author Karin Chenoweth, titled “Piece by Piece: How Schools Solved the Achievement Puzzle and Soared.”

      The article is an excerpt from Chenoweth’s new book, How It’s Being Done, which offers much-needed help to educators, providing detailed accounts of the ways in which unexpected schools—those with high-poverty and high-minority student populations—have dramatically boosted student achievement and diminished (and often eliminated) achievement gaps.

      American Educator notes, “After five years of visiting high-poverty and high-minority schools that have demonstrated success, Karin Chenoweth has noticed a handful of key characteristics that these schools share: genuine teacher collaboration, a sharp focus on what students must learn, assessments that inform instruction, and strong relationships between adults and children.”

      Karin Chenoweth is a long-time education writer who currently writes for The Education Trust. From 1999 to 2004 she wrote a column on schools and education for The Washington Post, and before that was senior writer and executive editor of Black Issues in Higher Education (now Diverse). She is the author of How It’s Being Done: Urgent Lessons from Unexpected Schools (Harvard Education Press, 2009) and It’s Being Done: Academic Success in Unexpected Schools (Harvard Education Press, 2007).

      Click here to check out the new issue of American Educator and read “Piece by Piece: How Schools Solved the Achievement Puzzle.”

      Learn more about How It’s Being Done.

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