A school once known for gang activity is now sending kids to college

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Ocon, who had been at the school since 2005, became convinced that the source of the dismal performance numbers was not the kids but a hidebound curriculum that was simply not working to their benefit. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts poverty Solutions standards

How a Chinatown school is trying to bring more diversity to theater

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In 2005, Lee co-founded NAAP to offer summertime musical theater programs to schoolchildren in Chinatown. Related: Theater helps English language learners master Common Core: But can it close the achievement gap?