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When ZIP code isn’t destiny

Small changes can offer big benefits for low-income students
News Source: Harvard Gazette
Fri, 11/16/2012

Doug Lemov is obsessed with finding out what makes teachers sparkle.

“Teachers do the most important job in the world, and one of the hardest,” author and educator Lemov told a packed audience Thursday evening in the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s (HGSE) Longfellow Hall. In his hourlong talk, “Good, Better, Best: Teachers, Teaching, and School Reform,” Lemov described some of the concrete techniques that he believes can transform good teachers into great ones.