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Recap: Underperforming schools and the strategic plan

Tonight’s Committee of the Whole was the type of meeting I like the most: thoughtful, substantive and less formal than the regular meetings of the full Board.  There were two items on the agenda: a presentation by Deputy Superintendent Richard Carranza updating the Board on our strategic plan progress, and a presentation on the administration’s plans for the 10 schools designated as “persistently underperforming” by the state.

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School Community Summit


Last Saturday I was at the gorgeous Everett Middle School to attend the School Community Summit where parents, teachers and principals had their first real taste of the new Balanced Scorecard and a chance to hear what going “Beyond the Talk” might mean for their school communities.

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