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Research-based strategies for turning around low-performing schools!This valuable text combines the latest research with a national study of diverse schools that dramatically increased student achievement by implementing key strategies and reallocating resources.

Finding Resources for Professional Development
Finding resources for professional development

This chapter addresses the very important issue of professional development, the resources needed to provide a professional-development program that works, and various strategies for finding the resources to financially support a vigorous, ongoing, professional-development set of activities, which are key to making any strategy to improve student performance work. As stated at the end of the previous chapter, our perspective is that funding a comprehensive, ongoing, professional-development strategy—including the important school-based coaches—is the key to success with many, individual strategies, such as class-size reduction. Thus, it should be the top priority for any district or school launching a strategy to dramatically boost student performance.

This chapter has four sections. The first section details the resources needed for ...

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