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Thomas Edison Accelerated Elementary School


by Gene Chasin & Henry M. Levin 1995

Thomas Edison Elementary School in Sacramento is a prototype of the California challenge. Edison is one of fifty-one elementary schools among the eighty-nine schools in the San Juan Unified School District. Edison's early success in meeting its challenges are due to a major transformation of the school that has been undertaken by Edison staff, students, and parents. Edison is one of the growing number of schools that are following the Accelerated Schools process to bring all students into the academic mainstream by the end of their elementary schooling and to give them further support at the middle and secondary levels.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 94, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 96 Number 5, 1995, p. 130-146
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18817, Date Accessed: 10/22/2017 10:43:49 PM

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  • Gene Chasin
    Thomas Edison Accelerated Elementary School
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    GENE CHASIN is the Principal of the Thomas Edison Accelerated Elementary School in Sacramento, California.
  • Henry Levin
    Stanford University
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    HENRY M. LEVIN is David Jacks Professor of Higher Education and Economics and Director of the National Center for the Accelerated Schools Project at Stanford University.
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