Public schools can address success

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Too often public schools that excel are intentionally overlooked by those hell-bent on opening charter schools, as well as by the general public. It is often difficult for school districts to get noticed for something other than athletics.

Although I strongly support public schools, I have been critical of their seemingly stagnant approach in educating students and lukewarm diversity efforts. But Woodbury schools are an example of what a public district can accomplish with strong, innovative leadership at the district and building levels that reached out and obtained parental support — enabling effective new strategies in educating students.

Put simply, Woodbury realized that the one-size- fits-all approach to learning does not work.

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