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This spring, students at Chelsea Opportunity Academy conducted the first-ever series of student-led instructional rounds, visiting each classroom, debriefing the experience, and sharing observations with teachers.
I work with teachers who are in the struggle, navigating unjust waters so that they can make little dents of positive impact. Little dents, however, are not going to move us or sustain us. We need to find the root causes of our problems for there to be real change.
Since 2016, Somerville High School has been going through a re-visioning and redesign process that centers the school in equity and allows students to have authentic, meaningful educational experiences.
In this post, we share just a few examples of data – featured at MCIEA’s 2019 policy forum on “The New Accountability” – that help to portray the full measure of schools.
Summer may be fast approaching, but it’s not time to close the book on the 2018 - 2019 school year just yet. Students aren’t the only people who’ve learned something in the classroom. The end of the year is the perfect time to reflect on lessons educators themselves have learned over the past few months, and a time for teachers to gather and pinpoint successes and challenges to better prepare for the year ahead.
Let’s work together to create a fair system of accountability that gives community members an accurate picture of our schools.
Jefferson County Public Schools is giving students new ways to show their learning with the Backpack of Success.