MMSD: District sees progress with strategic framework implementation

First quarterly review of 2014-15 school year released Monday
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Officials with the Madison Metropolitan School District said they are seeing progress on the implementation of its strategic framework plan.

The MMSD released its first quarterly review of progress for the 2014-15 school year Monday.

To help with implementing the strategic framework, schools started the school year with School Improvement Plans in place; programs focusing on professional learning centered around great teaching; and better tools and resources from the Central Office focused on removing institutional barriers, according to a release.

“Our improvement strategy, as captured in our strategic framework, is no longer a laundry list of ever-changing initiatives, but instead a set of inter-related, long-term work aimed at eliminating the gaps in opportunity that lead to disparities in achievement,” Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham said in the release. “This year, we are again staying incredibly focused on the day-to-day work of great teaching and learning. I’d like to thank all of our educators for their incredibly hard work this first quarter on behalf of student learning.”

The quarterly reviews allow teams to examine implementation and outcomes, identify strengths and challenges, solve problems collaboratively and make adjustments where needed, officials said.