The Cinderellas of Education Reform: Why Aren't
They Invited to the Ball?
By Anthony Cody
February 6, 2011
...Researchers were surprised by one outcome:
Simple teacher-led programs vastly outperformed multifaceted programs
involving schoolwide activities and parent involvement. While classroom-based
programs showed significant improvements across all five social measures and
academics, comprehensive programs showed no significant effect on students'
social-emotional skills or positive social behavior, and were less effective at
improving academic performance.
It was the classroom teachers who were able to "move the needle" the