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Togneri, Wendy – State Education Standard, 2003
A study of five high-poverty districts making strides in improving student achievement revealed that these districts focused on systemwide strategies including new approaches to professional development; making decisions based on data, not instinct; and redefining leadership roles. (MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Data Analysis, Economic Factors
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Norwood, Jane – State Education Standard, 2003
Teams of seasoned teachers and administrators were assigned to a group of low-performing North Carolina schools each year to work with the local faculty to help turn around these schools. Provides a description of the assistance teams, how they were developed, and how they work. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Accountability, Disadvantaged Schools, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education