On Monday, May 15, 2017, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors conducted a public hearing on the Calendar Year 17 Tax Rate. Formal approval of the tax rate and adoption of the FY 18 budget followed that public hearing.
The adopted Fiscal Year 2018 combined capital and operating budget totals $397,897,173 and is balanced with a tax rate of $0.839 per $100 of assessed value. Continue reading
The Professional Learning Community (PLC) model is intended to use student information—formative and summative assessments—to analyze and figure out with peers what support is needed by individual students to address learning gaps before they grow too large. This Edutopia video captures a PLC’s focus on analysis of student work samples and peer feedback. While it’s an elementary PLC, the model applies to all levels.
Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, recently announced five recipients of the 2016 Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Teaching. Among the 2016 winners is Woodbrook Elementary’s Leslie Wills-Taylor.
How do morning meetings make a difference in sustaining a positive community? Edutopia features Symonds Elementary, where “teachers use morning meetings to develop valuable social-emotional skills, create a culture of respect and trust, and prepare students to learn.”
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Math teachers at Hampton High School (Allison Park, PA) have designed performance-based assessments to make learning engaging and relevant to life in the real world through authentic experiences. Watch how math students role-play air traffic controllers and pilots to assess their skills in this “Disaster Mission Relief” simulation:
National Education Association president Lily Eskelsen García explains the vital work of public school teachers at the Campaign for America’s Future 2015 Awards Gala:
As part of the joint County of Albemarle/Albemarle County Public Schools Veterans Recognition Ceremony this year, staff collaborated to create this video in honor of those among us who have served in the U.S. military. We thank you for your service.
At Albemarle County Public Schools, flexible classrooms empower student choice, increase student engagement, and improve student participation. Watch Edutopia’s spotlight on ACPS in their “schools that work” series, which highlights practices and case studies from K-12 schools and districts that are improving the way students learn.