Friday, February 09, 2007

JCPS gets "Seal of Approval"

Jefferson County School District was named a "Quality School District" by the Southern Association of College and Schools, an accreditation group.

In their report, they noted many of the districts greatest strengths, including "gains in achievement, valuing diversity, attendance gains, stable leadership and a solid level of teacher preparation (over 80 percent have advanced degrees.)" They also mentioned the strong ties between the business community and JCPS.

JCPS is one of only 100 districts in the US that was chosen far this designation. I will last for five years.

This designation reflects on the excellent quality of education for a school district as large and urban as JCPS. If progress continues, it only points to an even better future for the city.

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