ERIC Number: EJ1004569
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Reference Count: 4
Teaming up to Close Educational Gaps
Stephens, Diana L.; Arriaga, Trudy Tuttle; Lindsey, Randall B.
Leadership, v42 n4 p10-13 Mar-Apr 2013
The Ventura Unified School District, in collaboration with California Lutheran University, is in the process of addressing the reality of deep achievement gap issues in ways that are redefining how district staff, site administrators, school counselors and the university work together. With a common focus on confronting educational inequities that give rise to lack of access and achievement gaps, the school staff have defined "teaming" in ways that are fundamentally changing the way in which counselors work with students, teachers and administrators. This seemingly straightforward teaming process is occurring because of the district leaders' vision that guides their everyday actions. The vision of the Ventura Unified School District is for all students to receive an exemplary and balanced education, fostering a life-long passion for learning and engagement.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, School Districts, School Counselors, Principals, Access to Education, Educational Objectives, Goal Orientation, Counselor Role, Educational Attitudes, Partnerships in Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California