Secrets of Making AYP Revealed by School Improvement Network

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School Improvement Network Interviews Dr. Linda S. Lane, Superintendent of Pittsburgh Public Schools, Who Discusses Classroom and School Management Strategies That Brought Her District Unprecedented Success

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In the course of the interview, Dr. Lane reveals secrets of classroom management and school leadership that anyone can use to boost performance at school

Student achievement is a difficult and a complicated thing to measure, let alone accomplish. However, as leaders like Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Linda S. Lane are demonstrating, with the right classroom management strategies, and well-developed district wide initiatives, any teacher and any school can boost student achievement significantly and make AYP.

This month, PD developer School Improvement Network is releasing an extensive interview with Dr. Lane in which she discusses the strategies that led her district to make AYP two out of the past three years.

In the course of the interview, Dr. Lane reveals secrets of classroom management and school leadership that anyone can use to boost performance at school. She discusses how to:

  •     Manage racial disparity
  •     Close achievement gaps
  •     Increase state assessment scores
  •     Strengthen student-teacher relationships
  •     Assure that students make and reach goals
  •     Assure that teachers make and reach goals
  •     Implement the Common Core
  •     Communicate with parents and community members

To view Dr. Lane’s interview, simply go to and sign up for a free 30-day trial of PD 360, School Improvement Network’s premiere online professional development platform.

About School Improvement Network
Founded in 1991 by teachers, the School Improvement Network provides comprehensive, research-based professional development anytime, anywhere. As the home of The Video Journal of Education, PD 360, Observation 360, the Learning 360 Framework, Equity 360, and Common Core 360, School Improvement Network resources focus on the most relevant topics, feature the top experts, and show educators how to put theory into practice. School Improvement Network works with thousands of schools and districts in every state and around the world and has visited over 3,500 classrooms to document best practices in action. Learn more at

About PD 360 • Practical, Scalable, Measurable
PD 360 is the multi-award winning, leading online, on-demand professional learning resource for schools and districts. With 1,800 videos on 117 topics from 120 experts, PD 360 has the largest online community of educators, with over 822,000 subscribers. The innovative PD 360 videos are unique and class-leading because of the quality of production, and each is research-based with classroom examples of best practices. The videos are also relatively short in nature (approximately 6-12 minutes in length) allowing educators access to “snack-able” content that is easy and accessible to view and implement.

Teachers, administrators, professional learning communities, coaches, mentors, instructional leaders, and paraprofessionals have available at their fingertips hundreds of indexed and searchable video segments that present real, best-practice classroom examples and feature respected education experts, such as Michael Fullan, Rick DuFour, Doug Reeves, Rick Stiggins, and many others. Educators can instantly find the help they need on nearly every topic, including differentiation, assessment, English language learners, leadership, and more. PD 360 can also be used to create a structured learning experience for an individual teacher, a PLC, or even an entire school. PD 360 bridges the gap between training and classroom implementation with job-embedded follow-up, tracking, and reflection tools. PD 360 gives educators access to an online community of teaching professionals that allows interaction and collaboration either within a district or across the United States and the world. PD 360 includes over 1,800 research-based video learning segments and is the most comprehensive web-based library of professional development resources available. See a demonstration at

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