ERIC Number: EJ864152
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct-7
Reference Count: N/A
Tight Focus on Instruction Wins Texas District Prize
Maxwell, Lesli A.
Education Week, v29 n6 p1, 16 Oct 2009
It took a while for four-time finalist Aldine, Texas, to win the Broad Prize for Urban Education. But it took even longer to craft the system that ultimately put the district over the top. Educators in Aldine district have been working for more than a decade to refine their "managed instruction" system. Reviewers examined how the school district, which had been named a finalist for the Broad Prize every year since 2006, had bested its peers statewide in reading and mathematics. They found a well-honed system of curriculum and instruction that educators have been refining for years. This article discusses the problems that Aldine had undergone and the efforts made for Aldine to win the Broad Prize.
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Urban Education, Recognition (Achievement), Teaching Methods, Strategic Planning, Public Schools, Achievement Gains, Lesson Plans, Models, Evidence, Organizational Culture
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Texas