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ERIC Number: EJ1054631
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0574
Charting the Course: Four Years of the Thomas W. Payzant School on the Move Prize
d'Entremont, Chad; Norton, Jill; Bennett, Michael; Piazza, Peter
Journal of Education, v192 n2-3 p3-12 2011-2012
Since 2006, the Thomas W. Payzant School on the Move (SOM) Prize has been awarded annually to a Boston public school that has made significant progress in improving student achievement. This case study identifies the structures and strategies that best serve students in prizewinning schools, provides a profile of each of the four winning schools from 2006 to 2009, and explores some of the opportunities and barriers the schools have faced in sustaining their success over time. A common case study methodology was employed, using school observations and interviews with school leaders, staff, and students. Findings reveal the importance of distributed leadership, datadriven instruction, and student-centered approaches to learning in achieving success.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
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