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ERIC Number: EJ1166868
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0276-928X
Metamorphosis: Texas District Opts for Learner-Centered Professional Learning
Ellinger, Alan; Launius, Keri; Scott, Annette
Learning Professional, v38 n6 p38-41 Dec 2017
Like many districts across the United States, Galveston, Texas, is focused on building a culture of excellence. The district is a study in contrasts. On one hand, it is laced with opulent vacation homes and resort hotels used by out-of-town owners. On the other, the median household income level is $28,895, with 22% of the population living below the poverty level. Of the 7,000 students enrolled in the Galveston Independent School District, 74% are economically disadvantaged and 74% are minority. More than one-fourth (26.5%) of families speak a language other than English, primarily Spanish. One challenge the district faces is a high mobility rate among its teachers, as the district human resource team seeks educators to "come teach at the beach." Attracting and retaining educators are among the district's highest priorities. The author discusses steps that have been taken to restructure the school system, balance the mobility rate, and make a shift in professional learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
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