Schools make improvement with strong principals, teacher collaboration

02/7/2010 | Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The

Strong principals who were focused on instruction, teachers who collaborated with each other on lessons and teaching strategies, and a focus on professional development were among the traits shared by the 17 Georgia schools that made their way off the state's "needs improvement" list this year after five or more years, according to the state's schools superintendent. Some 12% of Georgia schools carry the "needs improvement" label and must meet adequate yearly progress standards for two straight years to shake the designation.

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