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HS biology classes taking part in pilot program
High school biology classes are taking part in a curriculum pilot to adopt new science materials! Students will share feedback about the materials, and their opinions will be part of the final selection process in May 2020.
Science leaders from all four of our high schools reviewed materials and narrowed eight publishers down to a final two. The final materials students are working with are Science Dimensions by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and STEMscopes by Accelerate Learning.
Schools will alternate materials during the school year.
New programs help students open up and engage in class
Our schools are in the middle of a philosophical change in how they deal with student discipline. Gone are the days where disruptive students are tossed out of class and suspended, only to return the following day with the same emotional problems.
Now, instead of simply banishing misbehaving students, schools are following what’s called the restorative justice model of discipline. Restorative justice mirrors the way students are already learning in class: Teach. Practice. Reinforce. Repeat.
“Restorative justice is an umbrella term that means moving away from punitive discipline towards rebuilding a community, rebuilding relationships, rebuilding the emotional integrity in the classroom,” said Bethel Middle School Principal Julie Schultz-Bartlett.
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National Blue Ribbon Schools—Learning Requires Engagement
The U.S. Department of Education once again showcased our own Evergreen Elementary for improving and sustaining their success over the long term. "By taking collective responsibility for student achievement and collaboratively providing supports to each other, students and their families, educators at Evergreen have never lost the momentum that propelled their turnaround years ago."
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