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Success Academy 5: Expectations

December 14, 2018

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Show Notes

The Story:

It’s no mystery that Success Academy has high expectations — not just for its teachers, but also for its parents and students. Having a high bar is the foundation for Success’ amazing results. But the charter network’s expectations can make life hard for families and kids who don’t quite make the mark. In this episode, we will hear from two families who ran headlong into Success Academy’s high expectations.

The Facts:

Peter Leonard mixed the episode. 
Our theme song is by Mark Philips. 
Build Buildings wrote and performed our special ad music. 
Additional music by Peter Leonard, Bobby Lord, Haley Shaw, Marmoset and Bluedot.

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