9/13/2016 -- Leaders at Luis Munoz Marin are implementing a system for addressing student misconduct that focuses less on punishment and more on problem-solving. The changes earned his school a visit Monday from Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers.
12/1/2015 -- Community “wraparound” services are helping to raise test scores, attendance and parental involvement while reducing disciplinary problems at 25 targeted schools, District Chief Executive Officer Eric Gordon told program benefactors Tuesday. A site coordinator at each school organizes outside assistance ranging from tutoring, mentoring and arts enrichment to food and clothing. The idea is to wrap the schools in customized support that helps students and families deal with poverty and other barriers to achievement.
3/23/2015 -- Marion-Sterling, which includes preschool through eighth grade, would take students from preschool through third grade. George Washington Carver, which now includes kindergarten through eighth grade, would switch to the fourth through eighth grades. The changes, which were discussed this week at parents meetings, would take effect in the 2016-17 school year.
12/22/2014 -- Maria Carlson always pushes students to take on daunting tasks, so she could hardly say no. But she had only two days.