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In school reform, relationships are key, say principals, teachers and students

Ed Source – Jane Meredith Adams

“Reginald Quartey handed in a perfectly fine paper to his English teacher at Oakland High School last year, and his teacher handed it back with a less than stellar grade. To Quartey, this was a good thing — to be seen as the thoughtful, ambitious student he is. “He saw that I was capable of turning in papers that had deeper analysis,” he said, “so he graded me tougher than most of my classmates.” For Quartey, who is 17 and on track to become the first in his family to go to college, the key mechanism for improving K-12 schools can be distilled into a single word: relationships.”(more)

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