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ERIC Number: EJ980873
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
Bloomfield High School: Diversity Spurs Growth
Principal Leadership, v12 n9 p20-25 May 2012
Changing the culture of a large, diverse high school from a place of teaching to a place of learning requires determination and the commitment of the entire school staff. Documented academic growth for all students and reduced achievement gaps over the last five years have demonstrated that Bloomfield (New Jersey) High School has made this transformation. That consistent growth in student achievement over time led to Bloomfield being named a 2010 National Title I Distinguished School. Bloomfield is a microcosm of the United States. Its nearly 2,000 students--45% of whom are economically disadvantaged and 16% of who receive special education services--are almost equally Black, White, and Hispanic. The school proudly points to a long list of structural adjustments, curricular improvements, and professional development offerings that support student growth. Structural adjustments include changing the bell schedule, eliminating basic skills classes, and revising grading practices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey