Becoming a Truly Integrated School-Springfield Renaissance
- City Springfield, MA
Springfield Renaissance School
Educators, Instructional Coaches, Grade Level Team Leads, School Leaders, Department Leaders, District Leaders
Public, EL Education Network
In this Site Seminar, participants and members of the Renaissance community engage together in an exploration of our guiding question: How do we create a truly integrated school: one that moves all students to academic achievement, ensures a sense of belonging for all students, teaches students to dismantle racism and fosters an appreciation of diversity in thought and in people?
Always a “work in progress,” Renaissance does have results about which to be proud: 100% college acceptance for all 7 of our graduating classes, MCAS results that surpass the district by 10 to 30 percentage points depending on the subject and grade, and national recognition for our focus on character and the positive culture of the school. For example, we were highlighted in the American Radio Works Story Beyond the Blackboard: Building Character in Public Schools. Even with this success, we continue to grapple with many questions about how to move all of our students to high levels of achievement in the three dimensions. The guiding question for our site seminar captures both the work we have done in the last few years as well as the work we still need to do.
Registration opens August 13, 2018.