A tale of two schools
In "A tale of two schools," subtitled "Both serve the neediest kids, but at one, parents are welcomed and tummies are filled," the Toronto Star compares two different elementary schools--both serving students from extremely impoverished families. In terms of achieving stellar outcomes, one school does quite well, the other poorly. It's interesting how one school is a community haven, not just for students, but for parents as well.
Again, it's about identifying high performing schools and replicating success... see the Positive Deviance Initiative for more about this broad idea.