Board Highlights for April 25, 2017
7:00 p.m. Open Session
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Franklin is Named an Honor Roll School
Congratulations to Franklin Elementary School for being named an Honor Roll School for the 2016 California Honor Roll presented by Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Campaign for Business Education Excellence (CBEE).
The 2016 Honor Roll recognizes public elementary, middle, and high schools that demonstrate consistently high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement over time, and reduction in achievement gaps. This year, the California Honor Roll recognized 1,866 higher performing schools that are distinguished for their academic achievement and for closing achievement gaps.
Through national research, Educational Results Partnership has identified a common set of success factors in higher performing Honor Roll schools. These include clear, specific learning objectives aligned to college and career readiness, along with evidence-based instructional practices; establishing system-wide mission of college and career readiness for all students; investing in human capital; maintaining data and assessment systems to monitor school and student performance; and deploying resources and guidance to support schools' efforts to prepare all students for college and career.
BIS is Recognized as a California Gold Ribbon School
State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2017 California Gold Ribbon Schools Sacramento-State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced that 275 middle schools and high schools are being honored under the Gold Ribbon Schools Awards Program. Our very own Burlingame Intermediate School is one of the California Gold Ribbon Schools for 2017.
"These terrific schools are leading the way in embracing our new rigorous academic standards and showing others how to help students succeed on their way to 21st century careers and college," Torlakson said.
The California Gold Ribbons Schools Award was created to honor schools in place of the California Distinguished Schools Program, which is on hiatus while California creates new assessment, accountability, and continuous improvement systems.
Schools applied for the award based on a model program or practice their school has adopted that includes standards-based activities, projects, strategies, and practices that can be replicated by other local educational agencies. The Gold Ribbon Awards recognize California schools that have made gains in implementing the academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education. These include the California Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics, California English Language Development Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards.
These schools represent examples of not just excellent teaching, learning and collaborating, but also highly successful school climate efforts, ranging from real time conflict resolution to positive behavior intervention.
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