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How do you judge if a school is good or bad? A strong leader, great teachers, a diverse curriculum and happy children can all be indicators that a school is good — but when state and federal policymakers evaluate schools, they typically consider just one piece of evidence: test scores.
But are test scores a reliable measure of success? We went to the South Bronx to find out.
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.
John Merrow goes into deeper detail about how this piece was produced, including asking whether the situation described here is a paradox — or a genuine contradiction. READ
One of the 11 after-school clubs at P.S. 1 helps students create their own broadcasts. Here, Olga Rojas and classmates report on an imagined school-wide “math blackout.” WATCH
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