Graham Road Elementary School has maintained high performance rates even after extra class time was cut because of budgetary concerns.
Dec. 6, 2011 Second grade teacher Katherine Rountree, right, uses her smart board to run through math warmup drills. At Graham Road Elementary School in Falls Church, teachers are seeing their best results by working with children in small teams. The school has defied odds, producing high performance rates even after additional class time was cut because of budgetary restrictions. Tracy A. Woodward/The Washington Post Buy Photo