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Being Successful Means Never Saying You’re Satisfied

Publication date: Dec 18, 2013

One thing I’ve noticed about educators in successful high-poverty schools is that they are never satisfied. Certainly they celebrate their successes, and they can’t help but note with a certain amount of satisfaction that their kids achieve at higher levels than students in other schools. But by the time they’ve reached one goal, they are already reaching for the next one.

A good example of that is Chadwick Elementary in Baltimore County, just over the Baltimore City line in Maryland. About 79 percent of the students at Chadwick meet the qualifications for free and reduced-price meals, compared with 49 percent in the rest of Maryland. About half the students at Chadwick are African American and most of the rest are fairly recent immigrants from African, Southeast Asian, Central American, and Arab countries.

Read the full article on The Huffington Post Education.

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