School's Recipe for Reading Success
The Boston Globe reports on a determined principal, dedicated teachers, and an innovative reading program that have helped a school transform itself: "Set in a gritty working-class neighborhood under a Logan flight path, this school is an urban success story. Two-thirds of its students qualify for free or reduced lunch, while one-fifth are English language learners. And last year, 100 percent of the school’s third-graders scored at the proficient or advanced level on the English and math MCAS. So what has led to that success? ...A determined, hard-working principal, dedicated teachers who put in extra hours. And an innovative reading program."