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ERIC Number: ED463265
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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Collaborating To Close the Achievement Gap.
Vos, Robert
Central EXPRESS (Exceptional People Renewing Education for Students and Schools) is a collaborative partnership for systemic educational reform targeted to 14,000 students, over 700 teachers and other professionals, and 11 schools in one Miami, Florida, high school feeder district. It provides services, resources, and activities at multiple points in the pre-K to postsecondary continuum. The effort is assets-based and designed to build capacity within the student, professional, and parent community using a comprehensive, holistic approach. Project activities support standards-based performance for students. The initiative's main goals are to improve student performance in reading, math, science, writing, social studies, and technology infusion. One of the means of achieving that goal is providing professional development for teachers. Professional development activities include an instructional leadership cadre, a new teacher induction program, national conferences, a Master's degree in urban education, a Peace Corps fellows program, focus group interview training, school leaders' retreats, and a professional travel fund. Funds are also available to principals for site-specific staff development. While all of the schools still have low ratings, all but the high school are making gains on the statewide assessment test. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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