Back in 2005, I visited Atlanta’s truly astonishing Centennial Place Elementary School. Serving a student body of mostly poor African American students, it was one of the top-performing schools in Georgia, with a science-themed curriculum that incorporated the arts. That is, not only did students learn to play the violin, they studied the physics of music. When I visited the school with then-principal, Dr. Cynthia Kuhlman, I saw students reading, writing, and studying animal classification. I wished my children could have gone there.*

But Centennial Place was not just a great school, it had a larger story of community revitalization to tell.

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