Higher standards and better assessments that will prepare students to succeed in college and the workplace
Ambitious efforts to recruit, prepare, develop, and advance effective teachers and principals, especially in the classrooms where they are most needed
Smarter data systems to measure student growth and success, and help educators improve instruction
New attention and a national effort to turn around our lowest-achieving schools.
The first and third objectives are closely related and having them both make the top 4 list, amid hundreds of other critical objectives, is concerning. Measuring, measuring, measuring; we can fail to support and develop our youths core gifts.
I would like to see the objective:
Support teachers, advanced assessment, media, technology, content, and authentic learning experiences to individualize, deepen and maximize learning for each student.