NO JOKE!!! CELEBRATE SIGNS OF KANSAS CITY NORTHEAST HIGH PROGRESS!!!
TKC Note: This important information comes from a KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTER and is backed up with an impressive infographic. Remember that we blogged some chaos @ Northeast earlier this year and now there seems to be a turnaround. Check it:
Kansas City Northeast High School Turnaround?!?!
Dr. Douglas Bolden has a reputation as a man who can turn failing schools around. He turned Northwest Middle School and Schlagle High School around in Kansas. Now, we have proof that he is turning around Northeast High School.
This mid-year acuity test is a MAP-type test given during mid-year. It is a strong predictor of map scores. You will see that, in English, Northeast has the highest improvement. The improvement was even higher than Lincoln and Paseo, two schools considered the best in KCPS. The improvement in Math was 3rd best. However, when you consider the deplorable test scores of last year, this is remarkable in itself.
Dr. Bolden’s doctrine is simple: “No excuses”. He expects everyone, from administrators, to teachers, to students to do their job. He will go to the end of the earth to help a failing and troubled student, but he will not accept excuses…nor will he allow them to endanger the rest. If a student wants to turn their life around, Bolden is compassionate and forgiving, but he is serious about education.
He is getting the job done, as quiet as it is kept.
Click the image or this link for a look at the possibility of KCPS progress . . .