Commentary: ASCD book spurs change in Virginia district

Gary Mathews, superintendent of the Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools in Virginia, says Mike Schmoker's "Results Now" book, published this year by ASCD, has convinced his district it must break down the many "buffers" that isolate teachers. Mathews agrees with Schmoker that instruction, the most critical factor in student achievement, tends to be ineffective, yet can be easily improved.

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