All over the country are schools that demonstrate the power they have to help students from all backgrounds learn to high levels. They don’t often attract attention, in part because they are busy doing the work. They often aren’t doing anything terribly innovative — at least in the sense that word has come to be used. They are just doing school. But they’re doing it well.

This spring I visited one such school — Menlo Park in the David Douglas School District in Portland, Oregon.

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