Canadian researcher: Successful schools defy logical expectations

03/29/2005 | Toronto Star, The

Wilfrid Laurier University economist David Johnson compared test scores for more than 3,000 Ontario elementary schools against their demographic data to identify 13 successful campuses where students outperformed peers from similar socio-economic backgrounds. He finds the higher-performing schools share common traits of strong principal leadership, teaching teams, well-run extracurricular programs and effective communication with parents.

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