High Performing Schools
Schools that successfully serve low-income students and students of color demonstrate that it is possible to dramatically change the trajectory of children’s lives, and these schools exist in places all over the country.
For more than a decade, we have worked to identify, honor, and draw critical lessons from schools that successfully serve low-income students and students of color — and to share those lessons broadly with the field.
|Learn about the schools we have recognized with our Dispelling the Myth Award, which we give to schools that are defying the odds of a challenging academic environment and helping all students — particularly those of color and from low-income families — excel.|
|Read what we’re learning from high-performing schools and their leaders.
|Karin Chenoweth, our writer-in-residence, also shares stories at her Huffington Post blog.|
Writer-in-ResidenceAs writer-in-residence at The Education Trust, Karin leads the organization’s efforts to learn from and write about successful and improving schools with significant populations of children of color and chil...
Senior Playwright-ResearcherA former high school dropout from an urban public school system, playwright-researcher Brooke Haycock has been with The Education Trust for more than a decade. Her issue-focused docudramas, based entirely on i...
Research AssistantAs a research assistant at The Education Trust, Hilary analyzes data in support of the K-12 research team and its mission to understand existing patterns of inequity in educational opportunity and achievement....