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ERIC Number: EJ873660
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-127X
In Defense of Field Trips: A Conversation with Educators from an Extraordinary Alabama Public School
von Zastrow, Claus
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v75 n7 p55-60 Mar 2010
People looking for a public school Cinderella story need look no further than George Hall Elementary in Mobile, Alabama. The once struggling school, which serves mostly low-income children, now boasts state math and reading test scores most wealthy suburban schools would be proud of. George Hall did not have to sacrifice all but the basics to get there. Instead, the school's staff courageously focused on what some would consider frills in an era of high-stakes accountability: innovative technologies, rich vocabulary and content knowledge, even field trips. This article presents a conversation with George Hall principal Terri Tomlinson and teachers Elizabeth Reints and Melissa Mitchell.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama