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Transforming Schools through Extended Learning + Salem Public School Turnaround Update
Should Salem Schools have an Extended Day? Salem Schools are in the second year of its “Turnaround.” What’s happening?
Find out on Thursday, January 24, 2013 from 6-8 PM at the Collins Middle School
“TRANSFORMING SCHOOLS THROUGH EXPANDED LEARNING TIME: RAISING
ACHIEVEMENT, EMPOWERING TEACHERS, ENRICHING EDUCATION”
with Co-Founders of The National Center on Time and Learning, Chris Gabrieli & Jennifer Davis
“SALEM PUBLIC SCHOOLS TURNAROUND UPDATE”
with Mayor Kimberley Driscoll and Superintendent of Schools Stephen Russell
Educational research strongly supports the connection between additional time in school and the improved performance of student achievement. Chris Gabrieli, one of the nation’s leading thinkers in education, has been at the forefront of the movement to rethink the school calendar. Chris co-authored a book with Warren Goldstein entitled “Time to Learn How a New School Schedule is Making Kids Smarter, Happier Parents and Safe Neighborhoods.” Jennifer Davis has an extensive academic background and has held positions on federal, state and local levels focused on improving educational opportunities for children across the U.S. Both Chris and Jennifer advise state and district leaders on models for expanding school time in order to significantly improve student achievement and prepare students for success in college and the workforce. They will be at the Collins Middle School to share their successes and expertise with the Salem community.
In addition, Mayor Driscoll and Superintendent Russell will provide an update on the second year of the “Turnaround” – a focus on teaching and learning, use of data, a new volunteer initiative, greater cultural expectations, and more.
Who should attend this meeting?
Teachers, parents, grandparents, potential volunteers and/or concerned citizens. We all have a stake in the success of our public schools and the future of our children. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn and help in this major effort to improve the Salem Public Schools.
Please contact Patricia Zaido, Executive Director of The Salem Partnership at email@example.com or 978.741.8100.
More About Collins Middle School
In addition to providing traditional instruction, Collins Middle School works to prepare students in grades 6-8 with the skills they need to succeed outside of school. Students and teachers are organized in units known as "wharfs" and "clusters," which provide students the opportunity to bond in smaller groups.
In addition to English, foreign languages, science and math, students receive instruction in art, music, physical education and life skills. F.E.D. Up!, a committee comprised of members of the staff as well as the student body, is an internal organization dedicated to facilitating cooperation, kindness, responsibility and fairness in the school community. Mary Manning currently serves as principal at Collins.
Bertram Field, home of the Salem High School Witches, is located behind Collins.