Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Balancing Act

This weekend the Boston Globe Magazine was dedicated to education issues.  I found the articles on the over emphasis on AP classes of particular interest.  I think you will find it an interesting issue.  Many of the recommendations for moving beyond exam courses are in sync with our district goals  to seek balance between achievement and the needs of the whole child.   Over the next few years we are seeking to broaden the scope of our program to balance programs that emphasize test-taking with coursework that seeks to develop the  21st century skills of critical thinking, communication, creativity, and problem solving.  Additionally, we are working to develop the capacity of teachers to meet the needs of all learners. 

AP classes: A problem for Massachusetts high schoolers? - The Boston Globe