TC: DPS has not had a comprehensive redistricting in which students’ school assignments change in more than 25 years.
Several schools are now over-enrolled and others are under-enrolled.
As we’re hiring a lot of new teachers, they really need support to understand the standards and be able to teach at a rigorous level so that their students will be successful.
As I go to schools and I see some impressive practices—we have some great teachers.
So I’m really pleased with the group that we have been able to put together to be a part of that discussion about our strategic plan. We have had some quick wins that we’re putting in place so that we’ll be able to finish up stronger at the end of this academic year.
All of the different stakeholders that I’ve met in the community—different organizations—they’ve been really receptive, and I’m really pleased with the progress I’ve made over the past two months.So we have to be able to celebrate with our students and staff as well. That’s the kind of practices that I’m bringing to Durham that I was able to implement in Franklin County in a different scale, but pretty much the same.Those are my four guiding principles that I was able to use at Franklin County, and I’m going to bring them here and be able to get the same results. I’ve been receiving some good feedback from the community. Whatever results we get, then we just keep on moving. TC: What do you foresee the strategic plan including?But I’m not promising to tackle that particular topic my first year.Maybe second year, depending on what the needs [are] going to be at that point, then that could be a topic of conversation.Charming Brendan Block dates Miranda Cotton and gets seriously committed.But she dumps him, claiming he invaded her privacy.A few weeks later, Brendan gets engaged to Miranda's sister and...See full summary » With the help of DS John Bacchus, Inspector George Gently spends his days bringing to justice members of the criminal underworld who are unfortunate enough to have the intrepid investigator assigned to their cases.TC: DPS has seen its enrollment decline in recent years. PM: We are going to make sure that we improve our low-performing schools. And then we’re going to make sure that some of the programs that are doing really well in our district, some of the magnet programs that we have—some of our top students, our academic gifted students—we want to make sure that we have good offerings for them, so that they will be able to reach their full potential.The combination of making sure that we’re reaching out to our top students as well as fixing our low-performing schools—those are going to be the two focuses that are going to get us to be competitive and be able to be appealing to our parents and our students.