Academic coaches used to boost student achievement in Florida district

04/25/2010 | St. Petersburg Times (Fla.)

Florida's Pasco school district has hired dozens of academic coaches in literacy and special education to work with students and teachers and help improve student outcomes. District officials used federal stimulus money to hire the coaches, who use an approach that combines two district initiatives -- Learning Focused Strategies and Response to Intervention. "It's like all of these things are starting to line up for teachers now," said the district's director of special education.

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