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Piton Foundation gives advice on creating high-achieving schools

Ivy Vogel

Turning a low-performing school into a high-performing school isn’t easy, but it can be done.Wednesday evening, Alan Gottlieb with the Piton Foundation gave suggestions to Roaring Fork School District Re-1 school board and Carbondale parents about how to turn low-performing schools, such as Carbondale schools, into high-achieving schools.The No. 1 variable that affects low-performing schools is poverty, Gottlieb said.Shifting socioeconomic dynamics within the school district is critical to turning schools around.One way to do this is to offer programs such as gifted and talented programs and music programs at low-performing schools to draw middle- to upper-class families to the school, Gottlieb said.Another way to reform schools is to turn the schools into dual-language schools where students will be taught English and Spanish throughout grade school.An in-depth article concerning Gottlieb’s suggestions and issues in Carbondale schools will be published Friday.An in-depth article concerning Gottlieb’s suggestions and issues in Carbondale schools will be published Friday.


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