Every year at its national conference, The Education Trust recognizes a few schools that demonstrate the power schools have to help students overcome the barriers of poverty and discrimination. Last month, four schools were presented with the Ed Trust Dispelling the Myth Award. This column is about one of them: Pass Christian High School in Mississippi. I’ll be writing about the others in future columns.

More than a decade ago the residents of Pass Christian, along the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, decided that the town’s schools needed to improve.

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