Rennie Center for their non-traditional Title 1 use.Stoughton schools were recognized in Cambridge Tuesday by
Dr. Marguerite Rizzi, the Stoughton superintendent of schools, attended the presentation and told the school committee about the results Tuesday night.
"It was nice to see Stoughton front and center," said Rizzi.
Stoughton was selected for extended day and year programs for students in the lowest-performing elementary school, with options for other district students to participate; a pre-kindergarten program for students in the lowest-performing school attendance area and behavior; and curriculum and data specialist positions to support teachers in the lowest performing school.
Rennie Center collected data from schools in Massachusetts and put together their findings.They were looking at how schools are being creative with the money made available them for Title 1. The center provides independent non-partisan research to
educators and policymakers.
Dedham was chosen because of its expanded access to an academic summer program for at-risk students across the district; after-school support for two Level 2 elementary schools not considered Title 1; and an extended-day program for half-day kindergarten students.
Westfield was selected for reading invention for all elementary students identified as needing additional support; student mentor programs with academic and social/emotional support for at-risk students; and extended day programs in two schools providing interventions and academic support in math and literacy to identify low-achieving students.
"What Dedham and Westfield are doing, we are already doing that," said Rizzi.