Would a different middle-school teaching model help raise scores?

10/2/2009 | Washington Post, The

A high-achieving California middle school is bucking the national trend of departmentalization by having one teacher teach all subjects for a class. That teacher also will stick with that class of students from sixth grade through eighth grade -- a process called "looping." Washington Post columnist Jay Mathews spoke with experts who said that this approach might work best at schools with a large population of disadvantaged students.

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