Stories from the Field

This spring, when a group of educators visited Baldwin County's Gulf Shores Elementary for an "instructional round" organized by the Alabama Best Practices Center, they compared the PK-6 school's one-page instructional target document with what they saw during their observations. The target laid out the GSES educators' vision of "what...

Story posted October 7, 2011. Updated April 28, 2015Results: Dramatic decreases in student failure rates since 2009From 52% to 19% in English Language ArtsFrom 44% to 13% in math From 41% to 19% in scienceFrom nearly 33% to less than 10% in social studiesDramatic decreases in discipline cases (from 736...