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The London Challenge

Author(s): Rachel Shatten
Published: December 1, 2006

As the U.S. struggles with improving inner city schools and especially high schools, a successful program being implemented in London, England is worth a look. The London Challenge seems to have attracted and retained experienced teachers for the inner city and also to have raised test scores for students attending the most challenging schools. The following paper describes the components of the Challenge as well as evidence of success.

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Introduction by Jack Jennings (PDF format, 67.8 KB)

Full Report (PDF format, 55.0 KB)

Commentary by Graham Down (PDF format, 7.03 KB)

Commentary by Alan Ruby (PDF format, 7.14 KB)