Teacher Henry Billen helps Devrin Houston, left, and Eriyuan Carter work on problems in seventh-grade math class at Dalewood Middle School, one of five Chattanooga schools that are listed as among the lowest-performing in the state. Hamilton County is creating a School Innovation Zone, but Dalewood is already implementing changes designed to motivate teachers and students.
Photo by John Rawlston .
published Friday, November 23rd, 2012
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Though most of Hamilton County’s iZone schools posted test score gains this spring, it wasn’t enough improvement to pull the five schools out of Tennessee’s bottom 5 percent.