This School Has No Where to Go But Up

Sarah Favot writes about the Nava Learning Academy, a school that has not fared well but is committed to improvement. And according to the school's leaders, finding the right people with the right "heart" is vital to getting this school on track. 

While a teacher’s ability to teach curriculum is important in any classroom, Ozaeta and Maxon said at Nava Learning Academy, a teacher’s ability to connect with his or her student and be a trustworthy adult for their kids is just as important, if not more. The school has a social-emotional team that provides wraparound services to students who are in need.

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