School superintendent Robert Avossa is on a quest to visit all 100 Fulton County schools within a year. He’s already been to 60, traversing a 75 mile swath of metro Atlanta, Georgia. His Staying Connected visits, held before or after school, are voluntary, but teachers flock to them. After all, it’s not a typical scenario to have the front line engaging with the top administrator. But it’s all part of Fulton’s multi-pronged approach to support and encourage teachers, and increase teacher morale along the way, which according to the 2012 MetLife Survey of the American Teacher, is at its lowest...

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