11/16/2009

An Arizona principal is developing a specialty in turning around struggling schools. After helping improve achievement at three low-performing schools in the past five years, Daniel Salaz is now principal of Pueblo del Sol Middle School, which failed to meet federal and state academic benchmarks. Increased professional development, including academic coaches who provide teachers feedback about classroom instruction, are among the school's strategies. "Our teachers have really embraced that concept of coaching," Salaz said.

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