In conversations about education, there is a lot of talk about “higher expectations,” and it isn’t always clear what that means.

But in the last few weeks, I’ve had the chance to compare some kindergarten classes, which clarified the question for me.

The first was at Flat Shoals Elementary just outside of Atlanta. Just about all its students — most of whom are African American kids from low-income families — meet or exceed state reading, math and writing standards.

Read the full article on The Huffington Post Education.