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ERIC Number: ED543348
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 34
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
Rebuilding for Learning[TM]: Addressing Barriers to Learning and Teaching, and Re-Engaging Students. Case Study: Gainesville City Schools, Georgia
Light, Daniel; Meade, Terri; Ferguson, Camille
Education Development Center, Inc
Scholastic, American Association of School Administrators (AASA) and UCLA have formed a unique Lead District Collaborative aimed at expanding leaders' knowledge, capacity, and implementation of comprehensive systems of learning supports. The Lead District Collaborative brings districts together to undertake the creation of comprehensive systems of learning supports as part of a supportive professional community. Guided by the work of Drs. Howard Adelman and Linda Taylor, educators, researchers and national leaders from UCLA who have worked with numerous state departments, districts, and schools to design and implement comprehensive learning supports systems, the districts receive valuable supports and technical assistance to help them move forward in this process. The Lead District Collaborative seeks to help inform and engage education leaders and districts by building understanding about comprehensive systems of learning supports and how such systems transform public education; creating policy and practice framework documents that can be shared among critical stakeholder groups; and working to design and implement learning support systems. Researchers from the Education Development Center (EDC) were invited to document the experience of the participating districts and to develop case studies. This report presents that process and outlines the successes of Gainesville City Schools (Gainesville) as they created their own comprehensive system of learning supports. Over the last two years, Gainesville has created new policies and modified or expanded existing strategies, policies and practices to develop a system of student supports that enables learning. (Contains 1 table.)
Education Development Center, Inc. 55 Chapel Street, Newton, MA 02458-1060. Tel: 617-969-7100; Fax: 617-969-5979; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia