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UW’s King, local educators examine how structured supports can boost learning

November 13, 2014

UW-Madison’s Bruce King, a faculty associate with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, is the co-author of a recent article that appears in the Journal of Staff Development titled, “From Theory to Action: Learning Shifts into High Gear with Structured Supports.”

Bruce King
The piece is co-authored by Madison Metropolitan School District instructional coaches Andrea Anderson and Beth Steffen, and Madison La Follette High School Principal Chad Wiese.

The article explains how “a comprehensive high school with promising collaborative leadership for professional learning is a strong foundation to ensure students’ growth for college, career and community readiness.”

But make sure and check out the entire article to get a more nuanced view of how staff at La Follette High School worked to better ensure that all students would become more engaged, collaborative, and independent critical thinkers, readers, and writers whose formative and summative assessment results reflect growth for career, college, and community readiness.