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ERIC Number: EJ802052
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0276-928X
Districts Speak with One Voice: Clarity and Coherence Come from Professional Learning Communities
Many, Tom; King, Dennis
Journal of Staff Development, v29 n3 p28-30, 32 Sum 2008
How do some school districts not only attain excellence but sustain it over time in the face of remarkable challenges? Two districts--Blue Valley School District in Overland Park, Kansas, and Kildeer Countryside Community Consolidated School District 96 in Buffalo Grove, Illinois--have managed to do just that by functioning as professional learning communities. These districts have achieved remarkable results over an extended period of time despite changes in principal, teacher, and student demographics. In these districts, the keys to success have been the creation of greater clarity and coherence with a single-minded focus on implementation of professional learning communities districtwide. This article describes how Blue Valley School District and Kildeer Countryside Community Consolidated School District implemented the professional learning communities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois; Kansas
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