What do teachers really need to turn NHCS' struggling schools around?
On this episode of The Newsroom, WHQR's Rachel Keith shares what she heard at a recent roundtable event, held by New Hanover County Schools' Turn Around Task Force, charged with getting to the bottom of what ails the district's lowest-performing schools. At the most recent meeting, task force members heard from teachers — who spoke unsparingly about what they really need to help students succeed.
On past shows, we’ve talked about the task force and its work, including the issue of ACES — adverse childhood experiences — which we find at higher levels in low-income schools, for a host of reasons, including systemic poverty and violence.
We’ve also talked about some of the strategies the district could take to address those ACEs. But on today’s show, we’re hearing from teachers — almost a dozen, in fact — who are working in the schools that are struggling the most to help students improve.
To catch up on those conversations, here's a selection of prior reporting:
- Deep Dive: At roundtable, teachers candidly tell NHCS’ Turnaround Task Force what they need to succeed
- Unpacking the data behind New Hanover’s lowest-performing schools
- The Newsroom: What will it really take to turn New Hanover County’s low-performing schools around?
- NHCS ‘Principals’ Roundtable’: Supporting Hispanic students, handling ACEs, and retaining teachers
- Turnaround Task Force, Part I: NHC community discussion of low-performing schools
- Turnaround Task Force, Part II: What principals need to be successful
- Turnaround Task Force, Part III: What researchers say about improving low-performing schools
- The Newsroom: The daunting but doable task of turning New Hanover County’s low-performing schools around
- NHCS forms task force to address its lowest-performing schools
- The Newsroom: NHCS Superintendent Charles Foust on school safety
- The Newsroom: ACEs and oxygen masks: A deep dive on Adverse Childhood Events and resiliency work
- ACEs, Part III: Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences in schools