Green Dot Public Schools Tennessee Updates 1/16

GDPST Updates January 16, 2022

“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there ‘is’ such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King once wrote, “It seems to me that education has a two-fold function to perform in the life of man and in society: the one is utility and the other is culture. Education must enable a man to become more efficient, to achieve with increasing facility the legitimate goals of his life.” As Green Dot Public Schools TN pauses to celebrate the life and legacy of one of the most iconic figures in world history, we understand the continuing urgency an education has in creating sustainable pathways to economic development and security for our communities. We remain committed to transforming public education so that Dr. King’s dreams might be realized. Our teachers and administrators work tirelessly to ensure our students are not only able to read and write effectively, but also to think resolutely for the future. As our organization forges ahead through the second semester of in person, pandemic learning, we will honor Dr. King’s legacy through our unwavering belief that all students can perform academically to prepare them for college, leadership and life.
GDPST is excited with the progress students are making since returning to in person classes. The midterm data is a strong representation of the intentionality we have placed on instruction to remedy gaps created by the pandemic and distance learning. The growth our students achieved since the beginning of the school year is a combination of strong curriculum materials and effective instructional strategies.
Our middle school students outperformed our previous year’s data in reading and math by double digits, reaching their stretch goals by December. Nationally, 25% - 35% of students meet or exceed stretch goals by the end of the academic year. This data has solid implications for how students might perform on state testing this Spring and continues to build opportunities for academic growth.
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