Hilton Head district begins charting 5-year plan

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Parents, educators and community leaders say Beaufort County public schools need a five-year plan to make education a community priority and bolster economic development.

A steering committee of 50 teachers, administrators, School Improvement Council members and Board of Education members says the district has done well to increase the percentage of students reading at or above grade level in recent years. It also is closing achievement gaps in math scores on state standardized tests.

However, a rising dropout rate and increasing demand for technical skills require more digital learning and programs customized for each student, it concluded.

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