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Urban Birmingham School Excels Despite Odds

It’s no secret that Birmingham’s public schools are struggling. But a middle school with more than 90 percent of its students on free or reduced lunch is consistently defying expectations on the most objective measure we have: standardized tests. How? What’s going on here? A reporter who went to and taught in a similar school system goes to the source and finds out.