From what we do with libraries to who gets to talk in class, rethinking some traditional models of learning.
As the new school year approaches, I have been thinking about some of the high-performance, high-expectations schools in which I’ve been privileged to work.
The Bay State Reading Institute helps build teachers, literacy coaches and principals into leaders
Twenty-five years ago a broad coalition of legislators, business people, education experts, and state officials put together and passed a wide-reaching education reform law. That law reflects a set of shared beliefs—basically, that a combination of increased funding, state testing tied to graduation requirements, new state curriculum frameworks, charter schools, and increased authority for superintendents and principals would lead to better schools.
Both Adams-Cheshire Regional School District elementary schools have seen increased standardized test scores.