CLEVELAND, OH - (October 11) Host Harry Boomer talks with guests from Cleveland Metropolitan School District.
The show focuses on adolescents/middle school students and educating then properly. Oftentimes they kind of get lost in the shuffle between elementary and high school students.
TurnAround Schools are schools where there has been a total re-thinking of how to teach, how to relate to students from high poverty, but low performing schools.
The problem: Five percent or 5-thousand of America's one hundred thousand schools, representing more than 2.5million students are on track to fall into the most extreme federal designation for failure by 2009-2010.
The solution...standards, testing and accountability to for the first time identify chronically under-performing schools and engage the public, policy-makers and education professionals to turnaround the bottom five percent..