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Education Summit Topics and Notes - The Conversation Continues

The discussions at the November 10th Education Summit were rich and insightful. Superintendent Dr. John J. Ramos, Sr., sent a letter inviting the community to continue participating in the discussion of these important topics over the next few weeks, so that we can incorporate all perspectives into the next phase of our Strategic Planning Process.
On  December 16, 2015, Dr. Ramos sent a letter to the community sharing a synthesis of the data collected at the Summit.
The notes from each discussion group are available below.  If you would like to share your thoughts on one or more of these topics, please do so here.


Access & Equity / Academic Placement

Achievement Gap

Arts Education


CHS – Fostering a Culture of Respect and High Expectations

CHS – Reimagining the High School Experience

Creating Innovators

Cultural Competency

Deep Engagement and Exhilarating Experiences of the Whole Student in Their Learning

Discipline & School Culture

Extended School Day/After School Activities

Family/School Connections

Gifted and Talented Strategies

Global Education

Humanities, English Language Arts & Social Justice

Life Skills and Healthy Choices

Meting the Needs of All Learners – Struggling, Middle, and Advanced

Profiling Black Students

Rebalancing Elementary Enrollment

Reimaging School Spaces

Reimagining Public Education

Reimagining Seth Boyden Demonstration School


School Safety

Social/Emotional Learning

Special Education – Pre-K-5

Special Education – 6-12


Supporting Excellent Teaching/Professional Development