A new ASCD map shows there are excellent schools all around the country, despite the frequently negative portrayal of education in the U.S., writes Sean Slade, ASCD's director of Healthy School Communities. The map highlights schools that strive for success beyond traditional academic disciplines and take a whole child approach to learning. "Every state has at least one example, and soon every county will too. There are untold stories and untold successes out there," he writes.

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