Why Mess With a Program That's Turning DISD Schools Around?

Achieving success in an urban district like Dallas ISD can feel like pushing a large boulder up a steep hill.That's why we're troubled that the district has announced it will make major changes to one of its most effective programs in years. Budget woes are causing it to scale back its Accelerated Campus Excellence plan, which has been instrumental in turning around its most struggling schools.ACE, which teams the district's most talented and effective educators with the students who need them the most, has produced double-digit gains in student achievement and moved schools off the state's failing list. The formula has worked so well that the state's education commissioner, Mike Morath, says other districts should follow. In fact, Richardson ISD just did.  Continue reading...

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