Writing was a subject brought up many times by school officials, and Asst. Supt. Nancy Hubbell said the staff is working diligently to enhance that curriculum at every school.
Top of the World Elementary Principal Ron LaMotte and El Morro Elementary Principal Chris Duddy said they plan to devote one meeting a month to connecting staff with the IT department to explore the ways they can use technology and build on the way they incorporate it into work and teaching.
Asst. Supt. Hubbell also congratulated students and staff on a consistent track record of improvement over the past five years when it comes to test scores on the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE), STAR, SAT and ACT, and increased levels of participation in Advanced Placement classes.
'Learning Walk' will give perspective
Hubbell also discussed the "Learning Walk," a new district initiative where a group of teachers will sit in on classes to gauge how well students are responding to the curriculum.
Hubbell said the group can report back to the teacher on the level of engagement and response and also when kids seem to tune out.
"We're expecting to get really great results," Hubbell said.