Tight Focus on Instruction Wins Texas District Prize
It took a while for four-time finalist Aldine, Texas, to win the Broad Prize for Urban Education . But it took even longer to craft the system that ultimately put the district over the top.
In fact, educators there say, the district’s instructional approach took more than a decade to develop, and is still being refined.
At a time when hard-charging superintendents, controversial teacher-pay plans, and pressure for school “turnarounds” dominate headlines, Aldine won the 2009 prize with a steady approach focused squarely...
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