The partners’ main learning objectives: raising student achievement to college ready levels and collecting, sharing, and using student data to inform instruction.
SKY will change the mindsets of all stakeholders who may believe that poor and minority children cannot learn and, most importantly, change the trajectory for students—not just in SBISD, but across our state, and nation.
Choice exists within the public school system. Parents and students may choose from multiple public schools that specialize in different areas, including magnet and charter schools. For instance, at Austin ISD, there are multiple options for selecting a middle school including a Fine Arts Academy, a Green Tech STEM Academy, the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, and more.
Because of the varying levels of abilities and backgrounds of students in public schools, a number of programs are required statewide to cater to different learning segments, including gifted and talented programs, dropout recovery and prevention strategies, college-credit courses, andassistance for dyslexic students. These programs provide tailored instruction aimed at improving student achievement and retention.
With limited resources – read our recent blog about school districts’ funding challenges -Texas public schools are providing multiple pathways and varied educational approaches to serve all 5 million students. The system isn’t one size fits all, rather one system that caters to many.