Rebuilding for Learning: Addressing Barriers to Learning and Teaching, and Re-engaging Students
The Education Development Center (EDC) has just released a report highlighting the processes and outlining the successes of Gainesville City Schools (GA) as they create a unified and comprehensive system of learning supports. As part of the AASA/Scholastic/UCLA leadership initiative, Gainesville has created new policies and modified or expanded existing strategies, policies and practices to develop a system of student and learning supports that enables learning and enhances equity of opportunity for succeeding at school.
Results-to-date: Graduation rates have increased from 73.3% in 2009 to 81.3% in 2010 and 84.9% in 2011. Referrals for disciplinary action in the middle and high schools have dropped from 91 disciplinary tribunals in 2008-09 to 47 in 2010-11, and the elementary schools saw a 75% decrease.
Find the report in the link below (in PDF format).