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ERIC Number: EJ991226
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1082-5754
A Certified Success
Spence, Denise
Learning & Leading with Technology, v40 n1 p20-23 Aug 2012
A transformation is going on at Dunbar High School. Administrators, parents, teachers, students, and community partners are excited about the new opportunities offered to students enrolled in the award-winning technology programs. But this was not the case more than a decade ago. In the fall of 2000, Dunbar High School in Fort Myers, Florida, USA, opened its doors with a diverse student population under the direction of Principal Carl Burnside. By 2004, enrollment had significantly declined, and the school had one of the highest percentages of low-performing and low-socioeconomic students in the district. In this article, the author discusses how Dunbar High School administrators and staff turned their struggling school around by offering students the opportunity to train in a professional learning environment and earn industry-level IT credentials. (Contains 3 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test