The Middle School Principal Learning Collaborative will be limited to six principals from Riverside County whose districts/site principals demonstrate a strong commitment to improving the high school readiness of 8th grade students. There will be four meetings during the year. The meetings will be specifically focused on improving high school readiness indicators that include increasing 8th grade GPA to 2.5 or better, ensuring daily attendance of 96% or better, eliminating D and F grades in math, and reducing suspensions. A commitment to sharing best practices, reviewing/discussing research specific to preparing 8th grade students for high school, using data to identify next steps, and participating in “Walk to Lead” learning walks are essential components of this network.
For more information, contact Dr. Janelle Woodward.