Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Failing and Firings at Central Falls High School

The Board of Trustees in Central Falls, Rhode Island took dramatic action to turn around their failing school system, which has a 50% high school dropout rate and poor reading and math scores. They fired all the high school teachers.

So now all 88 teachers and 5 administrators are fired, or are they? Well, we understand that under Rhode Island law notice of teacher termination for the next school year must be given by March 1.

The school board could proceed with the announced turnaround plan and hire new teachers to fill out the ranks, which could include rehiring some of the fired teachers. Or it could work a transformation of the school with the current teachers.

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