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National Publication Praises District's 'Powerhouse'

A recent article in the national publication School Administration highlighted the Long Beach Unified School District’s professional development programs for their implementation of data-driven decision-making. The district was praised by experts as having "powerhouse professional development." Peggy Gutierrez, math department chair at Lindbergh, was quoted at length in the story with tips and guidelines on how to encourage teachers to ask difficult questions about their own teaching methods and to implement ways that data could drive instruction in class. The article quoted Jean Rutherford, director of educational initiatives at the National Center for Educational Accountability, saying that LBUSD has a "powerhouse district-level research and data department."