ERIC Number: EJ777988
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct-17
Reference Count: N/A
Miami "Zone" Gives Schools Intensive Help
Education Week, v27 n8 p24-27 Oct 2007
In this article, the author discusses the intensive support given to some of the lowest-performing schools in the Miami-Dade County, Florida. One of these schools is Miami Jackson High School, one of Florida's worst-performing schools. For two of the last three years, it has brought its state grade up from an F to a D. But now the initiative, known locally as "the zone"--one of the nation's most ambitious campaigns to improve urban schools--is in its final year. No one knows yet what special supports, if any, those schools will continue to get, and some worry that their hard-fought gains could erode. Superintendent Rudolph F. Crew, who started the School Improvement Zone in January 2005, expects that some of its key practices, such as a longer school day or year, and curriculum interventions geared to students' achievement levels, will continue in schools that need them, or for groups of students who need them.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Palo Alto, CA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test