The Kids Left Behind: Catching Up the Underachieving Children of Poverty

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The Kids Left Behind: Catching Up the Underachieving Children of Poverty examines critical studies on high-performing, high-poverty schools to identify how schools can fulfill the mission of educating all students to proficiency, especially students at risk. The authors identify eight best practices and then further break those down into specific strategies, often using real-life examples from successful schools. The titles of chapters 4 11 correspond to the eight best practices of high-performing, high-poverty schools identified by the research. Each chapter begins by comparing the Old World of education with the New World of education to show how best practices can revolutionize teaching and learning. Next each chapter outlines specific strategies to implement the practices at the district, school, and classroom levels. Each chapter concludes with a rubric that readers can use to evaluate the progress of their school or district.

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Robert D. Barr, Ph.D., is a nationally recognized award-winning scholar, speaker, and author who has appeared on national television programs, served as an expert witness on education, and presented testimony to subcommittees of the U.S. Congress. He is the former director of teacher education at Indiana University and former dean of the College of Education at Oregon State University. William H. Parrett, Ph.D., has received international recognition for his work in school improvement, alternative education, and youth at risk. He consults with state departments, boards of education, state and regional service providers, and school districts in 35 states and 8 nations. He is the director of the Center for School Improvement and Policy Studies.

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