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Schools of Thought (the Ascend blog)

Building Schools of Thought

On the day before the recent state math exams, I slipped into fourth-grade classes with some visitors at Brownsville Ascend Lower School. Our visitors might have expected to see teachers dryly reviewing practice…

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Chalkbeat NYC highlights Ascend’s culture in article exploring shift from No Excuses discipline

Ascend CEO Steven Wilson explains that the network has “moved sharply away from a zero tolerance discipline approach,” believing that “a warm and supportive environment produces the greatest long-term social effects.”

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