Teacher of the Year Takes on Failing Alabama School

Teacher of the Year Takes on Failing Alabama School

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Eighty-two percent of last year’s fourth-graders couldn’t read. This year, 73 percent of that same group are reading proficiently. "It should be obvious why a teacher would want to go into a needy school," says Betsy Rogers, National Teacher of the Year in 2003. "I don’t see this as being a big sacrifice or a big thing. I just think it should be the norm." (CS Monitor)

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