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Oceano, California, November 1, 2011 - A collection of school bags hang outside a classroom  at the Oceano Elementary School. As a part of an effort to help bridge some of the contrasts in school performance here, the 10,800-student school district of Lucia Mar recently became the first in California to adopt, in four of its schools, the Teacher Advancement Program (TAP) school-reform initiative. The complex model couples professional development, teacher observations keyed to a set of teaching standards and  leadership opportunities for teachers. .