December 3 , 2007 – USA Today – “Our view on improving schools: New York offers blueprint for local education reform’”
Located in a high-poverty neighborhood near three homeless shelters in New York's South Bronx, Public School 157 could have been just another failed urban school. And yet the elementary school just won an "A" rating from New York City's education chancellor, placing it above many from wealthy neighborhoods. At a time when the nation's primary driver of school reform — the No Child Left Behind law — is caught up in presidential politics, it's a case study in how to succeed. It should also prod educators to move ahead, not wait to see how No Child Left Behind will change once Congress renews it.