I had an opportunity to review Newburyport Public School's
recently launched Strategic Plan
that is in the beginning stages of implementation, but holds promise for students and the district going forward. Considering that the current kindergarten class will graduate in 2028, and babies born this past New Year's Day will graduate post 2034, it is time for schools to shift their thinking from one of fixing or reforming schools to the bigger question of how to best transform them.
Newburyport's Strategic Plan leans in the direction of transformation; was developed by a full range of stakeholders; but more importantly that diverse group of stakeholders including students, educators, community members, businesses and non profits will continue to guide the process going forward.
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Gary Tirone - Chamber Member, has been a lifelong teacher/educator and writer/researcher based primarily in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.