Strengthening Student Achievement External accountability vs. Internal accountability
A License to Dream `Focus on results `Take ownership of school `Raise professionalism `Share authority and responsibilities `Deploy all possible human and fiscal resources
Teacher Quality ßDecision making ßTeaming ßPlan time + think time ßObjective evaluation ßPrecise professional development ßRecognition
Families as Resources ßFamily Center ßBasic needs & safety ßHome-school compact ßExchange service bank ßCareer ladder ßAdult education
Community Engagement and Joint Use ßFamily business Co-Op ßCommunity library ßMuseum & arts ßTechnology and quality of life ßUniversities ßBuilding, crack house to school house ßParks and recreation ßLaw enforcement ßSmall businesses
Minimize Out-of-School Barriers ßSchool-based clinic ßMental health ßDrug rehab ßChildcare ßNutrition ßHousing ß Job development and placement
Expanded Learning Opportunities ßUniversal preschool ßAfter school program ßLonger school year ßSpecial education inclusion ßAccelerated English learning ßPk-12th transition
School Leaders : Different Kind of Knowledge and Skills ßR = Rigorous standards ßR = Results-focused ßR = Resource deployment ßR = Resiliency ßR = Responsibilities ßR = Relationship
R = Rigorous Standards ßState standards ßGrade level benchmarks ßRealistic objectives for students with special needs
R =Focus on Results ßStandardized testing ßLocal assessment ßMultiple assessment ßSpecial learners ßValue-added growth
R = Build Resiliency ßFocused mission ßLong term and delayed gratification ßParking lot issues ßCollective expectation and collective confidence
R =Maximizing Resources ßFocus on vision and needs ßLeverage human resources ßDeploy fiscal resources ßThink long term ßLobby for resources ßNetwork and PR
R = Shared Responsibilities ßDistributed leadership and committees ßCode of professionalism ßStudent commitment ßHome-school compact ßMemorandums of understanding ßServices to state
Results 1,500 students (Pk-7) 100% eligible for free/reduced meals 1000 English learners 98% Hispanic 2% African-American 85 teachers California Distinguished School U.S. National Blue Ribbon School
The Essential Ingredient of a charter school is _ _ _ _ _ ßTrust ßConfidence in each other ßUnleashing human capacity and creativity ßCollective vision and mission ßOpen communication ßPersonal care and relationship ßW.H.A.M.
School Empowerment Motivation : Self efficacy Perceived control Hope Energy Persistence Knowledge& Skills: Problem solving Coping skills Communication
If we can see the invisible, We can do the impossible! What’s difficult, we do today; What’s impossible, will just take us a little longer !
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