The Richland (S.C.) School District 2 serves over 23,000 students and includes 35 schools and centers. The average pupil-teacher ratio is 19 to 1. The district offices are located in the state capital of Columbia.
Writing, whether fiction or nonfiction, is a creative process. Even a letter requires writers to arrange words and ideas to make meaning. According to the revised Bloom’s Taxonomy, creative processes such as writing engage the mind at the highest level of cognition (Anderson & Krathwohl, 2001). How can teachers help students become better writers? Recent research provide answers.
As public elected or selected officials, board members must be accountable to the community. The evaluation instrument is an excellent accountability tool. The board must answer various questions, such as: What are the legal requirements of superintendent evaluation? What is an evaluation's purpose? How can we measure performance? Is an evaluation instrument a measure of growth? How does it serve to improve superintendent-board relations? What is the board's ethical responsibility to the community regarding student learning? What documents are needed to perform the evaluation?
The foodservice department at Tulsa Public Schools was experiencing dramatic operating losses in the mid 1990s. Program costs were increasing faster than revenues and a substantial deficit was looming. TPS partnered with Sodexo to revitalize the school meal program for its growing student population.