Randy Pench/ rpench@sacbee.com

Jefferson Principal Danisha Keeler talks to first-grader Xavier Bravo during lunch when Keeler sits with students and takes care of business on her laptop computer at Jefferson Elementary School. The biggest API gains at the greater Sacramento region this year were at Jefferson Elementary School in Natomas, where scores improved by 70 points. Keeler credits data-driven instruction and a motivated and talented staff for the school's success – a 100-point increase in two years.

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