Louisa May Alcott Elementary in Cleveland may have caught our eye for delivering a quality education to economically disadvantaged youngsters, but it was its results with special needs students that truly impressed us. Given the state's recent chastisement over its lackluster supervision of district special ed programs, Alcott's success is all the more impressive. Check out our video to learn what the school's teachers and leaders believe are the keys to the school's extraordinary success.

Louisa May Alcott and seven other Ohio schools will be featured in Needles in a Haystack: Lessons from Ohio's high-performing, high-need urban schools, due May 2010 from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

?Eric Ulas

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