Highlights from 7/19/18 school board meeting

District implements new strategic plan, Portrait of a Graduate
Worried about job loss to Artificial Intelligence?
Superintendent’s Report
No Athletic/Extracurricular reports in July

Here are the highlights from the July 19, 2018 school board meeting: Continue reading

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District implements new strategic plan, Portrait of a Graduate

A strategic plan is important to school districts, just as it is for businesses, providing the guidance to ensure the district is providing the programs and services required to prepare our graduates for success in a rapidly changing world. Since the district has not updated the strategic plan since 2009, it was time to revisit where we’re going and how to get there. Continue reading

Worried about job loss to Artificial Intelligence?

While many people worry that Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation will replace jobs and leave many without a career option, a recent study by consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers shows that, over the next 20 years, AI will actually create more jobs in the United Kingdom than it will replace – great news! Continue reading

“13 Reasons Why” is difficult on many levels

I recently watched “13 Reasons Why” so I had better perspective when reading the myriad of articles about this controversial show. I found it to be an extremely difficult and concerning program, one that I as a parent would not have let my teen watch without my husband and myself present to discuss the issues and her thoughts immediately afterward. Continue reading

“Externships” not likely to happen

A topic of fervent conversation as Governor Kasich’s new budget recommendations are released has been the idea that teachers perform “externships” as part of their license renewal process. While the details are not fleshed out, the idea would be that teachers spend a certain amount of time shadowing at a business to learn what skills are needed for students as they graduate and enter the workforce. Continue reading