Wednesday, January 27, 2010

3 new in-district charter schools proposed for 2011

BPS Superintendent Carol Johnson proposed the creation of up to three new in-district charter schools for the 2011-12 school year in a presentation to the Boston School Committee Wednesday night.

She also provided sketches of what might happen at the 14 underperforming “turnaround schools.” Here were some of her recommendations to the school committee:
  • “Fresh Start” at 6 schools, meaning that every employee must reapply for their position.
  • Merge 2 schools with 2 higher performing schools, turning them into K-8s.
  • Remove teachers who are ineffective.
  • Create an RFP to find “highly effective charter management organizations and innovative models from BPS teachers to operate schools serving students with persistent achievement gaps.”
  • Work with existing charter schools in professional development and technical assistance.
She did not name specific schools for each item, at least not in the BPS news release.

For more details on the meeting, see this story from the Boston Globe.

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