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Master one of today's most successful school reform and school improvement strategies!

The Whole-Faculty Study Group (WFSG) System is a student-centered, teacher-driven process for facilitating major staff development and schoolwide change. When applied properly, it has produced extraordinary results for thousands of educators and students in schools and school districts across the country.

The Whole-Faculty Study Groups Fieldbook is a comprehensive guide to applying the WFSG process. Edited by Dale Lick and Carlene Murphy, this practical manual provides concrete strategies for implementing and sustaining a school improvement process in any environment. Offering extensive experience, each contributor explores a different aspect of Whole-Faculty Study Groups and supplies lessons learned and many first-hand examples of successful school reform and student performance enhancement. Written to complement existing resources or serve as a stand-alone guide, this book will

Demonstrate how concepts can be applied in a variety of school improvement efforts; Present relevant strategies and activities; Illustrate how to use suggestions in real-world situations; Highlight critical concepts through extensive case examples; Provide helpful tips and lessons learned; Explain how findings can be applied to professional learning communities

Offering numerous illustrations of the WFSG System in action and a comprehensive collection of tools for initiating and sustaining successful improvement programs, this fieldbook is an essential resource for K-12 administrators, staff developers, and teachers involved with any type of school transformation effort.

Improving Reading in Primary Grades
Improving reading in primary grades
AngelaS.Dillon

All children will read at grade level by the end of third grade. This was the goal that our school system set when it rolled out the new Monroe County Balanced Literacy Initiative in the fall of 2002. It was a major initiative meant to support the school system in meeting the requirements of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. NCLB forced school systems to take a good, hard look at the way they ensure student success. Excuses were no longer accepted, if NCLB and students were to succeed. “How do we reach this lofty goal?” asked Hubbard Primary School teachers four years ago when it was presented at a faculty meeting. The teachers knew ...

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