ExtraOrdinary Districts: Lexington Part 1 – Secrets of a High-Performing School District
Most wealthy, high-performing school districts have huge achievement gaps. And 10 years ago, Lexington, Massachusetts, did too. The students doing the worst? Mostly African American and Hispanic students who were traveling for hours — part of a long-running desegregation program that has been in place since the 1960s. Hear how Lexington superintendent Paul Ash learned that some of his students were not doing well and how he responded.