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Best-selling author Samuel Casey Carter showcases a dozen mainstream schools that focus on a culture of character as their foundation and have achieved extraordinary results.

Four Common Traits of Great School Cultures
Four common traits of great school cultures

This book was written while I served as a senior fellow at the Center for Education Reform (CER) in Washington, D.C. CER is an advocacy organization whose mission is to change laws, minds, and cultures so that good schools might flourish.

For more than fifteen years, CER has amassed one of the largest national repositories of primary and secondary literature on school performance. It was with access to these resources that the research team at CER and I examined close to 3,500 schools over the course of a year looking for mainstream-American schools that have not been widely promoted as examples of great school culture but whose cultures demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to ...

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