It's really a very simple recipe...on paper, that is.
William Damon says the following in his book, Great Expectations: Overcoming the Culture of Intelligence in America's Homes and Schools.....
Effective schools that work believe all children can and will learn.
Effective schools that work have staffs that work collaboratively.
Effective schools that work are empowered with building based management...not top down management.
Effect schools that work believe parents are critical to the community.