LR grade school climbs out of performance hole

Teachers pull together, kids get individual focus, as state, district keep watch

Posted: May 27, 2014 at 4 a.m.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND --02/26/14-- Aniya Fisher listens to her teacher Lolita Hayes (left) while performing a math problem in her 5th grade class at Wilson Elementary School in Little Rock Wednesday. Wilson went from a very low achieving school to a state-identified "exemplary" school in a two year period.

When the Little Rock School District lists its state-identified "priority" schools -- the 5 percent lowest-performing schools in the state -- Wilson Elementary is on the list.

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