It does not matter if students attend an affluent school or a high-poverty school -- as long as educators show students they believe in them, asserts Niki P. Fryou, principal of Hattie A. Watts Elementary School in Patterson, La. In this blog post, Fryou offers several suggestions to help fellow educators close achievement gaps in low-income schools. They include establishing a mission, monitoring student progress, teacher collaboration and differentiated instruction that includes a focus on the whole child.

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