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How to Deal with Failures

How to Deal with Failures

What if you were repeatedly told you were a failure? Eventually, you would turn off, give up, drop out. This is, unfortunately, the experience of many students who struggle in New York schools, just a few of whom get back on track and end up in transfer schools. Five...

Making the Grade

Making the Grade

It is virtually impossible to think about schools without thinking about grades and test scores. For many, they are taken for granted as the way to judge results. Test scores have many advantages. They feel reassuringly final: no wishy-washy changing them after the...

What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

What’s in a name? “Eskolta” may be hard to spell, but here at Eskolta, it means a lot to us. Latin happens to have two very similar words for “listen” (ausculto) and “school” (schola); squashing them together, you get: Eskolta. It was important to me in naming this...

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