We Just Forge ahead--And Believe
In Parade Magazine (11/4/03) a story of Roy Sunada and his sucess at transforming John Marshall Fundamental Secondary School. In this school where 70% are Hispanic or African-American and where low-income is the norm, 33% of students are enrolled in - and succeeding at - Advanced Placement classes. It started with AP History, and they use a lot of historical figures to inspire kids.
Parade posts stories online one week after publication. Also there: links to three 2003 College Board Ispiration Award winning schools.