school turnaround

5:00 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Can you turn around a struggling school without tearing it down?

Baker Middle School in Tacoma is moving into year two of its ambitious strategy to get nearly every teacher National Board certified.
Gabriel Spitzer KPLU

School districts are often encouraged to make sweeping changes in order to lift up low-achieving schools. Shutting a school down and overhauling it or replacing most of the staff are among the solutions favored by federal officials these days. But one struggling school in Tacoma is taking an opposite approach: they’re doubling down on the teachers they already have.

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