Turnaround Tuesdays feature examples of innovative solutions to problems, such as this district's SEL efforts.

How we turned around our new teacher retention


A North Carolina district is empowering second- and third-year teachers with a fresh approach to lesson design

Demographics:


Gaston County Schools, located in North Carolina, is the 10th-largest district in the state. We have a very diverse, economically challenged population in our school system, with roughly 65 percent of our student population eligible for free and reduced lunch.

Biggest challenge:


Three years ago, when I started as executive director for high school instruction, our state of student achievement was average. That was not good enough for
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