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Karin Chenoweth is writer-in-residence at The Education Trust, a national education advocacy organization, and author of It’s Being Done and HOW It’s Being Done and co-author of Getting It Done, all published by Harvard Education Press. Her columns originally appear on The Huffington Post.

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The Work of a Generation

Pop quiz: What large public school system “grows” its kids the most? Here’s a hint: In 1987, then-U.S. Secretary of Education William Bennet called it the “worst” school system in the country.

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Drama in a School Conference Room

In Steubenville, Ohio, I experienced a truly memorable moment. It was in an ordinary school conference room, the kind of room where a principal might meet with a student’s family…