In the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo school district in South Texas, Superintendent Daniel King is turning his district around. Just five years ago, almost half of the students were dropping out of high school. Today, students are not only staying in school — but many are graduating with college credits and some are even earning their two-year Associates degrees. The strategy — making education more challenging and interesting — seems to be working.
The segment above is in two parts; you can watch both parts by clicking “play.” You can also watch each part individually below.
Part 1 (watch that part here) deals with some of the challenges that Superintendent King faced upon taking over the district, and the solutions he and his team crafted.
Part 2 (watch that part here) deals with the successes of the model, as well as addressing how replicable it is elsewhere.
This program is made possible by the following funders:
Grade Level Reading Fund of the Tides Foundation, The Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki Foundation, The Wallace Foundation, and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
Hear the entire interview between Merrow and Dr. Daniel King. Listen and join the discussion!
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