September 30, 2011
Edina Public Schools partnership with The National Urban Alliance has greatly impacted teacher pedagogy and student achievement. Edina has been involved in some way with NUA for the past 10 years, and over that time our district has seen the reading racial achiement gap between blacks and whites close by approximately 20 points in large part to the cuturally responsive teaching strategies that staff now use in the classroom. The work of NUA is clearly visible in the schools that have been directly involved with cohorts, and their influence is even being felt in other schools in our district through the works of our staff development to bring strategies to those schools.
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