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We know that high quality professional learning can play a significant role in advancing student achievement. This book is aimed at school board members with a desire to deepen their understanding of professional learning as a means to improving their decision making and, ultimately, improving outcomes for educators and their students. Each chapter focuses on a critical decision point that boards frequently encounter. Through a combination of descriptive text, case vignettes, and activities, board members will cultivate a deeper understanding of each decision point, its connection to professional learning, and an enhanced capacity to confront problems.

Improving School Performance: Reviewing School Improvement Plans
Improving school performance: Reviewing school improvement plans
A Story

The Thursday email notification arrives as scheduled. Carol Summers clicks it and notices it takes considerable time to open. As the attachments come up, she realizes it's that time of year again when the school board is asked to approve the school improvement plans. She recognizes that preparation for the upcoming school board meeting will require more time than usual. With 45 schools in the school system, she has much studying ahead of her.

Introducing the Assignment

The first document is a cover memo from Superintendent Fisher, and it reads as follows:

From: Superintendent Anne Fisher

To : Campbell Road School Board

Subject: School Improvement Plans

Each September, we are required by state mandate to present our ...

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