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Teacher Priority, Technology – 2017

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Classical High School
NBRS 2017

Classical High School (Providence, RI). Teachers at Classical share a professional growth goal focused on increasing parent engagement. Every teacher sets specific, measurable, attainable, reasonable, and time bound goals to improve engagement with families. The faculty utilizes many best practice suggestions, such as establishing set office hours, providing a course syllabus, and maintaining consistent communication. The Classical Parent Association provided technical assistance in developing an increased parental web presence by including an electronic newsletter, link to teacher websites, translation options, and a Google calendar of events. In addition, the student information system, Skyward, has many parent-friendly features, including a parent portal where all families can access student assignments, review academic progress, and communicate directly with faculty and staff.