Texas School District Adopts Living with Science
Donna Independent School District (DISD) ranks 82 in terns of student population amount 1,221 public schools in the state of Texas. The district has made Living with Science the standard for delivery science education in all their elementary schools.
DISD is located in Hildalgo County, in the Rio Grande Valley. They have thirteen elementary schools, three middle schools, one ninth grade campus, and one high school.
The student population is predominantly Hispanic and Spanish is the only other language spoken by their English language learners.
The decision to purchase Living with Science was based on the unique benefits of the dual English/Spanish language version of the computer-based science teaching resources offered by LJ Group.
Yvonne Caldwell, Science Co-ordinator for the district, was particularly looking for a science program that offered Spanish support for their students.
In Living with Science she found a dual language programme that also offered the expections required of their students when they take the TAKS at the end of the school year. According to Yvonne she has had very positive feedback from principals, teachers and even from parents.
To find out more about they success they are seeing in Donna with the Living with Science Program, and to find out how other schools in the district are using the program, follow the link to read the full case study.