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It’s Being Done follows in the tradition of the Effective Schools research from the 1970s that demonstrated that schools can do a much better job educating children than they generally do. It’s Being Done identifies twenty-five traits that characterize the schools ranging from, “They teach the kids” to “They are nice places to work.” Named one of the top five education books of the decade by Education Next, It’s Being Done has been used by schools, school districts, and states around the country to jump start conversations about how to better serve all students.

The first in what became a trilogy, It’s Being Done profiles fifteen schools and one group of schools that are either high-achieving or rapidly improving and that have significant populations of students of color or students who live in poverty.

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Published: 2007

Closing the Gaps Across the Achievement Spectrum

High Performing Schools


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