Unformatted text preview: his makes the case that the way forward is to hold
students with specific learning disabilities to the same high standards as
all other students. Schools must provide them the supports they need to
meet these standards, and policy makers must establish policies which give
school districts and states the incentives and tools they need to provide
these supports. Robert Balfanz
Co-Director, Everyone Graduates Center
School of Education, Johns Hopkins University Robert Balfanz, PhD, is a co-director of the Everyone Graduates Center and research scientist
at the Center for Social Organization of Schools, Johns Hopkins University. He is the co-director
of Talent Development Secondary, which is currently working with more than 100 high-poverty
secondary schools to develop, implement and evaluate comprehensive whole school reforms.
He has published widely on secondary school reform, high school dropouts, early warning
systems and instructional interventions in high-poverty schools. Recent work i...
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- Spring '14