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MS in Special Education
The purpose of this study is to present Rochester Charter School A as a high performing school who’s neighboring schools are currently in a state of emergency. Rochester Charter School A is located in a low socio-economic area where the public school district is failing. This study revealed some of the cultural norms at Rochester Charter School A and how they are able to overcome the current struggle of closing the achievement gap. It also exposed some of Rochester Charter School A’s best practices that contribute to their students achievement, like longer school days and a longer school year, frequent and consistent teacher observation and feedback, and school-wide systems and routines.
Burch, Katie, "A Closer Look at Rochester Charter School A: Factors that Contribute to the School's High Performing Status" (2015). Education Masters. Paper 301.
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