Implementing the Blueprint: Scaling Up for Success
Schools (excluding charter and contract schools) are now beginning to implement components of the district's blueprint, with focused professional development in the areas of literacy and student wholeness. School staff are learning techniques for supporting students' social and emotional learning, prioritizing literacy across grades and content areas, and making opportunities for teachers and staff to work and learn together.
In addition, 55 schools have been named as “intensive learning sites,” where implementation will be accelerated. At these schools, principals and staff will receive additional support, and will become mentors for and collaborators with peers at other schools.
City Schools is also developing critical partnerships to support this work. Parents and family members will be encouraged and supported as key contributors to student and school success. Community and business partners have provided expertise along with generous in-kind and financial support to schools for many years, and those relationships are essential to realizing our vision.
Development of the blueprint would not have been possible without the input of all members of our community, and its successful implementation will depend on the continuing support of students, families, staff, and stakeholders. Through transparent communication and opportunities for feedback, we will gain ideas and expertise to adjust, adapt, and continue to move forward. That’s what happens in a community of learners.