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Finding Educators to Honor — and Learn From

Publication date: Dec 15, 2010

I recently profiled Bethune Elementary School in New Orleans, one of four schools that won The Education Trust’s Dispelling the Myth Award this year.

That post elicited questions about the criteria Ed Trust uses to identify the schools it honors.

Because many children of color and those from low-income families do poorly in school, the idea that we can’t expect schools to educate all children to high levels has permeated public opinion. We at The Education Trust believe that schools have an obligation to educate all students, no matter what their background, and so we honor a few schools each year that are doing a great job educating low-income students and students of color.

Read the full article on The Huffington Post Education.

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