IMPROVING SCHOOLS - 7 INSIDER SECRETS TO TRANSFORM YOUR LOW-PERFORMING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND SCORE AN "A" IN RECORD TIME. This book offers a blueprint for dramatically improving student achievement in an urban elementary school. It tells the story of a school's dramatic transformation, in one year, from being among the lowest performing into a school whose standardized test scores were impressive and competitive. Author, Dr Janice Scott Cover, veteran educator, using her proprietary transformation model, affirms that children can overcome academic weaknesses when effective instructional and administrative strategies are employed in a supportive, collaborative and organized school environment. The book also asserts that students can take responsibility for their own learning and behavior, and experience school success. Whether your school is urban or rural, and you are a school administrator, teacher, policy maker or education advocate, this book will prove an invaluable resource.