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Tupa, Megan; McFadden, Ledyard – Phi Delta Kappan, 2009
Finalists for the Broad Prize for Urban Education demonstrate that identifying strategies that fit the local context is essential in creating success for students. Long Beach Unified School District in California and Broward County Public Schools in Florida demonstrate how districts can use different strategies to achieve the same goals.
Descriptors: Educational Change, Urban Education, Academic Achievement, Urban Schools
Kantrov, Ilene – Phi Delta Kappan, 2015
The Academy of Information Technology and Robotics (AITR) in the Volusia County (Florida) Schools district is leading students to stronger academic gains and better preparation for college and career. AITR is a beefed-up version of the career academy model that began in Philadelphia in 1969. The strengths of AITR exemplify the features of career…
Descriptors: Models, Educational Practices, Improvement Programs, Career Academies