Experts see no easy solutions for struggling Missouri schools

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

“There is no urban system anywhere in America that is performing at a level that our students deserve,” said Ethan Gray, executive director of the Denver-based Cities for Education Entrepreneurship Trust.

“There are individual schools and individual school networks that achieve life-changing results for the kids that they serve,” Gray added. But, “We’ve never seen a system do that to scale.”

Members of the Missouri Board of Education listened as Gray and a consultant from North Carolina-based Public Impact explained the daunting nature of improving an entire school district — the very puzzle they’re trying to help state board solve.

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