Q-and-A: Community-school model shows promise, author says

11/20/2008 | Edutopia.org

Geoffrey Canada helped close the achievement gap by combining his charter schools with social services and classes for parents and young children, boosting students' reading and math scores dramatically in just three years from 2004 to 2007. New York Times Magazine editor Paul Tough has written a new book about Canada's experiment, and spoke about the model in an Edutopia.org interview.

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