Focus Area

Focus Area 1-Student Learning & Achievement

Raise the Academic Challenge and Performance of Each Student

Education Plan Milestones

  • All students will be provided with a challenging, well-rounded, and engaging curriculum based on one set of rigorous academic standards.
  • All students will demonstrate their mastery of academic subjects and real world tasks through a system of performance-based assessments tied to high curriculum standards.
  • All schools will provide research-based instructional and school organizational practices - including appropriate resource support for students with special learning needs - to ensure that all students have the opportunity to meet high academic standards, that gaps in achievement among groups of students are closed, and that performance is raised for all students

 

Related Priorities in Action

  • Developing student potential for high academic performance.
  • Providing a quality alternative to the traditional high school program.
  • Expanding and enhancing closing-the-gap strategies.
     

Focus Area 2-Teacher and Administrator Quality

Ensure Quality Personnel in All Positions

Education Plan Milestones

  • Provide vigorous and effective programs of personnel recruitment, retention, training, and evaluation.
  • Provide all teachers with a high-quality system of professional development focused on improving the quality of
    student learning and achievement.
  • Provide all principals and assistant principals with professional development in instructional leadership skills for working effectively with faculty, staff, and the community to improve student learning.
     

Related Priorities in Action

  • Improving school-based professional development for teachers
  • Implementing an employee assistance program to assure productivity
  • Strengthening community collaboration to improve school services
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