Schools That Work
Concourse Village Elementary School
Grades Pre-K to 5
The Bronx, NY
A Title I school in the Bronx is dramatically improving student outcomes—one book at a time.Carly Berwick
This five-phase reading strategy exposes every student to challenging texts—and has dramatically improved reading comprehension at a school in the Bronx.
A program that scaffolds math with reading and writing has a formerly struggling elementary school in the Bronx dramatically outperforming the state in math.
A principal has turned a school in the Bronx around by asking teachers to promote literacy every day—in every subject area.
Demystify math word problems with this simple technique that helps kids see the story beyond the numbers.
Young students can apply language skills to learn to 'read art,' including their own work.
A quick formative assessment tool also encourages all students—even shy ones—to participate in discussions.
This elementary school in the Bronx has cracked the code to improving literacy—and it's a simple framework where kids read together daily.
This quick exercise scaffolds peer critique for elementary students.
This 5-step process leverages literacy skills—like reading, annotating, and writing—to help students solve math word problems.
Regular peer-to-peer observations—with a focus on learning, not evaluation—fosters a culture of growth and safety for teachers.