JP is very proud to announce our newest initiative - working with Buffalo School #6, Elementary School of Technology. We are very excited to be working alongside Ms. Brown, the principal, and her dedicated staff to improve student performance in a School Restart effort.
School #6 was one of the first schools built by the Buffalo Board of Education in 1839. In 1977, School #6 became one of the first magnet schools and was named Academic Challenge Center. Twenty years later, the school coordinator began an initiative in order to revitalize the school. In an effort to prepare students for the future, School #6 became the first elementary technology magnet and was renamed Buffalo Elementary School of Technology.
JP is part of a collaborative effort with Research to Practice, a not-for- profit organization which "transforms schools and makes them successful for both teachers and students through training and support, strategically guided by research based, field tested strategies." Research to Practice and partners submitted and secured a grant to oversee the restart efforts. Additional partners in this effort include McGraw-Hill Education, Global Partners and EPIC.
President Janie Feinberg says, "JP is looking forward with great enthusiasm to working on this newest endeavor. It is a chance to put all of our experience and expertise to work in a comprehensive approach to school improvement!"
This article was taken from the October 2012 issue of our RSN Newsletter. You can view the issue by clicking here.