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From 'Low Performing' to 'High Achieving' in 2 Years
A Virginia school district won accolades from the state after moving from 'low performing' to 'high achieving' in record time. Every school in the district has met AYP, two years after admininstrators launched a district-wide plan. How did they do it? Leadership, dedication, hard work, and professional development all played a role. Find out how.
Participants Agree: Program Will Impact Students
Post-surveys after a recent QTL™ session were unanimous - teachers say their participation in the program will improve their teaching and benefit their students. Read their comments and see how QTL™ built upon the concepts teachers had already learned through participation in Murphy's Whole Faculty Study Groups®.
NCTA Demonstrations Clearly Link Technology, Quality Teaching, Student Achievement
The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) has implemented several federal demonstration projects that show the tremendous impact classroom technology and teacher professional development can have in a school. Read about the demonstrations and their results.
QTL™ Staffers Present at National Conference
A QTL™ presentation on "Five Surefire Ways to Improve Student Performance" drew a crowd at the National School Board Association's annual Technology and Leadership Conference in Dallas. QTL's Diane Ross writes about why teachers were so interested on our QTL Staff Reflections page.
2006 Shapes Up as Busy Year for QTL™ and Partners
Hundreds of teachers have completed the QTL™ program during 2006. Partnerships with several schools and districts are showing the greatest impact of intensive, staff-wide professional development. Here's an overview of some of the most comprehensive programs.
New Teacher Training Program Begins in Arkansas
Some teachers who attended the first session of a program for new Career & Technical Education teachers say they came 'grudgingly,' but left 'motivated.' Find out why they look forward to more.
EOG Scores Rocket at Arkansas QTL™ School
One year after the teaching staff at Taylor Elementary went through QTL™, test scores are up dramatically. Find out how teachers developed a goal and made it happen.
Evaluation Shows QTL's Impact on Students
QTL™ has had a tremendous impact on participating teachers and their students. A 2006 evaluation report shows that teachers increase their use of effective teaching strategies - and most see an immediate impact on students in the classroom. See the complete evaluation reports on the program.