State makes Nashua's Fairgrounds Elementary a priority
Last week, the New Hampshire Department of Education released a list of schools and added it was pleased to announce they had been selected as Title 1 Priority or Title 1 Focus Schools. Title 1 is a federal funding program that supports schools where at least 40 percent of the students are from low-income families.
Murotake and Nashua School Superintendent Mark Conrad met with state Department of Education leaders Wednesday to discuss what many hope will lead to more innovative classrooms.
Priority schools such as Fairgrounds are top concerns.
Educators are replacing the punitive approach of No Child Left Behind with more support for teachers through professional development and networking that will go hand -in-hand with the state’s new Common Core Standards.“What we will be doing is putting together a team with Nashua and Department of Education officials who will put together a plan on how we can move our schools forward,” said Conrad.Overarching goals include improving teacher effectiveness, strengthening curriculum, redesigning learning time, and increasing family and community involvement in schools.
Last year, New Hampshire received a total of nearly $37 million in federal Title I funding. Nashua received $2.9 million in aid for the city’s five Title I schools, including Fairgrounds.
The plan of how to move forward and help schools like Fairgrounds is still being hammered out, but Conrad is optimistic about what it will mean for Fairgrounds students and their families.
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