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Chapter Three: The Case Study
The Case Study
Using This Case Study
Most readers of this case study will find a district that is different from theirs. The temptation is to say this district is too rich, larger or smaller, more urban, more rural, or more or less diverse. Doing so misses the value of a case study.
The questions at the heart of the matter are about how well this system stands up when we consider the major strands of this specific standard for professional learning. In reading the case study, it’s fair to ask how the system meets the individual standard and in what ways it may not. It’s helpful to consider how well the district meets the other standards ...