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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
McFadden, Ledyard – Phi Delta Kappan, 2009
Miami-Dade County Public Schools invested in an intensive, three-year program to improve the learning of students in its 39 lowest-performing schools. Known as the Zone, these schools experienced mixed success, with elementary schools reducing the gap between various groups of students while middle and high schools were less successful. However,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Public Schools, Educational Improvement, Low Achievement