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A Conversation with CCSD Superintendent Dwight Jones
A Conversation with CCSD Superintendent Dwight Jones

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AIR DATE: January 6, 2012

When the school year started a few schools across Clark County were targeted as turnaround schools.  These are schools with consistently low graduation rates and poor test scores.  How are these schools performing halfway through the school year?  What changes have been implemented?  What can we expect by June?  We talk with Superintendent Dwight Jones about that and more.
 
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Dwight Jones, CCSD Superintendent

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It is scary to listen to Mr. Jones and realize that he is not aware what subjects are covered by the prficiency tests. There is no proficiency test in social studies. You would think by now that he would know that.

He also doesn't realize that an IPad is a tablet.

steve leibJan 6, 2012 12:47:59 PM
Have you heard or read about the research done by Adele Diamond? Would you agree with her findings and be willing to build our educational system around them? One of the major points she that she discusses is that unless the learning environment is a positive and caring environment, the higher cognitive functions will not be turned on in the brain. I do not see this as a priority in Clark county. Many teachers have no extensive training on classroom management that would be considered a postive way to engage our children.
Monika DavisJan 5, 2012 09:21:50 AM
Care to cite a relevant source for this malarkey?
Flotsam SellsJan 13, 2012 04:59:53 AM
I saw poor reading among the children in my church class. I decided to volunteer at my local grade school. My only qualification is that I love reading. I didn't know how to teach reading. I got no help at all from the "reading specialist," and I struggled all year. This year, I'm not volunteering, even though I received excellent feedback from the teachers on the last day of school.I think that a kid who can't read or doesn't enjoy reading will be an excellent candidate to be a dropout. Can you help people like me?
Lois ChatfieldJan 5, 2012 09:20:40 AM
I was a parent volunteer at my son's school which happens to be a Title 1 school that has low tests scores. I found some very disturbing things going on at the school and every time I brought it to the principle's attention I was shot down. She seems to be more concerned with how the school 'looks' from the outside then from the inside. I was told that if I didn't like what I saw there then I couldn't volunteer there. I plan on taking this to the next level, but I want the Superintendent to know that a very involved parent has a voice and that voice needs to be heard because children are suffering.
Ligeia WillJan 4, 2012 21:55:39 PM
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