Dean Rosencranz

Through “Rising Stars,” Mr. Rosencranz and his partners seek to reduce the achievement gap in the Cheltenham School District by helping minority students to succeed in higher-level courses. Students learn technology and teachers use research-based strategies to motivate students to succeed. College tutors visit the schools weekly to mentor students who enroll in higher-level classes. On a field trip to a college, students enroll in a one-day course to get a taste of higher education.