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A new survey of public school educators reveals how the barriers to equity affect their students – and what they are willing to do to help.
In 2004, Kuss Middle School in Fall River, Massachusetts, was labelled a Level 4 or “chronically underperforming” school, a lowly status that made it the focus of increased oversight and intervention. By 2013, however, Kuss, along with other struggling schools in this high-poverty district, had pushed its ranking all the way to Level 1. What turned things around? Longer school days or extended learning time (ELT) – a reform championed by many school officials, educators, parents, and community leaders.
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