Klea Scharberg

Three Common Factors in High-Poverty, High-Performing Schools

ASCD authors William Parrett and Kathleen Budge frame some of the factors found in high-performing, high-poverty schools. In these schools, community members are engaged in shifting the culture to one of possibility by acknowledging positive change, teachers are making instructional adjustments to meet the challenges of complex texts, and all are focused on relationship building that pushes the community to higher expectations. Learn more with ASCD Express.

Source: From "Faces of Poverty," 2013, Educational Leadership Preview, 70(8). Copyright 2013 by ASCD.

Parrett and Budge further discuss the effects of poverty on students on the May 2013 Whole Child Podcast and in a session for the 2013 ASCD Whole Child Virtual Conference. Listen to the podcast episode and view the archived conference presentation.

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James TenBieg

January 7, 2014

I am the principal of Westwood Middle School located in Alachua County Florida
We are currently in the beginning stages of a schoolwide PLC utilizing your book Turning High Poverty Schools into High Performing Schools.  Would you please send me any information (available dates and fee structure) that you may have in order that we can continue with our plans of possibly securing a date for a faculty inservice.  Thank you for your assistance.

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