Public schools are more
accountable than ever to be sure that students are
learning. In Kansas, schools are accredited based on a
school improvement plan that shows growth by looking at
three pieces of assessment data. Curriculum is aligned
with state standards and state assessment. With so many
mandates put on public education and the individual
teacher, how do we encourage teachers to be creative
within the guidelines of accountability?
Dr. Julie Ford
Assistant Superintendent of Instruction
Garden City Public Schools
Garden City, Kan.
August 2001 News for a