“As a member of the West High community, I want to applaud its success in implementing small learning communities and a rigorous core of courses for freshmen/sophs”
Much more on West high school, English 9 and English 10. Bruce King’s report on Madison West High School’s Small Learning Community Project.
2 thoughts on “Supporting Madison West High School’s Implementation of Small Learning Communities”
Thanks Beth. That is a refreshing viewpoint. It would seem that if the MMSD wants these SLCs, they shouldn’t do a half-assed job in both creating and fostering them. And you are entirely correct, the challenges to include kids of color, poverty and disabilities can be sorely lacking around our district….yet some schools manage to do a nice job despite the increasing pressure of allocation and related funding decreases. In my mind, everything district-wide is currently driven by funding issues, whether it’s SLCs at the high school level or multi-aged classrooms at the elementary level.
Appreciate both comments. Still, i think the school board needs to be presented with options given educational goals and financial constraints. Also, needs pros/cons and goals with each option.
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