District Management Journal
In this issue, our Spotlight shares DMGroup's best-practice approach to improving special education, developed from extensive research and hands-on work with almost a hundred districts. This approach has helped districts achieve dramatic gains in achievement and inclusion, and expand services for students with disabilities. Surprisingly, the cost is no more, and in some cases less, than current efforts. Read about this commonsense, but not commonplace approach to improving special education and see if there might be opportunities for your district.
Also in this issue:
Interview: Norman Atkins of Relay Graduate School of Education discusses the inspiration and strategy behind Relay’s innovative teacher-training program and how school districts can create a highly skilled and effective teaching force.
Case Study: Learn how Newport News Public Schools (VA) implemented a best-practice elementary Response to Intervention (RTI) model within one school year and about the resulting dramatic gains the district is seeing.