Teachers are expected to return to school soon for pre-planning. (Provided they’re not furloughed.)
Discussions will take place on how to improve. What extra help can be provided to students who miss in math or struggle with reading comprehension or just can’t pass the high school science tests.
Teachers and others will develop new lessons and try new teaching strategies. They’ll figure out ways to give struggling students extra help during the school day or before and after school or on the weekends.
Are those steps enough?
When we look at struggling schools that have turned themselves around so much more comes to play.
Parents and community members volunteer their time as tutors and mentors. The central office and sometimes the Georgia Department of Education provides extra help. Students take more responsibility for their own success.
How can a school improve? How much of the work must come from the school and its staff and what role must parents, students and the local community play?