Identifying Good Schools

Excellent list of the qualities of a good school!


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In August, 2014, Washington Post writer, Jay Mathews, shared an article that he wrote 14 years ago offering advice to parents about ways to identify good schools. Given the changes in schools, Mathews made several updates to his list that I’d like to share with you (with a few adjustments of my own). You can also check out Jay Mathews’ list here. tlb

  1. Professional teaching faculty: Jay Mathews started his list of good schools with administrators; however, I am going to start my list with good teachers. Good schools have really good teachers! And, really good teachers work to meet the individual needs of students (working to ensure their academic as well as social emotional success).
  2. Caring administration: After really good teachers, I think good schools should have good leadership. Good schools should employ administrators who are connected and accessible to all constituency groups within the school.
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