A recent National Public Radio segment focused on Annapolis High School, and recent efforts to raise standards and outcomes for its schoolchildren. Listen to the audio here.
From the NPR website summary:
Long before the Obama administration started talking about turning around failing schools, Annapolis High School in Maryland embarked on a radical transformation. It went to a 12-month school year. Teachers and administrators had to re-apply for their jobs, and those who were rehired vowed to never again let a single student fall through the cracks.