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Newton Public Schools - Goals and Objectives

Each year, the Newton Public Schools identifies strategic district goals. These goals guide the work of administrators, faculty, and staff as they provide high quality academic opportunities for students and create welcoming and supportive school communities. In addition, the district has articulated its mission and core values, which serve as a foundation for the advancement of the Newton Public Schools.

 
GOAL 1: ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
The Newton Public Schools are actively cultivating a culture of equity and excellence by creating and sustaining curriculum and instructional practices that lead to high-quality learning for each and every student.  We will build the capacity of our educators to meet challenges and opportunities of teaching and learning in a dynamic and evolving environment.
 
Objectives
  • Provide curriculum and instruction that inspires and engages students.  
  • Foster a cycle of continuous instructional improvement through the use of data, collaboration and instructional support.
GOAL 2: EDUCATIONAL EQUITY                                                                                                
Narrow achievement gaps with respect to race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status and increase the achievement of students with special needs. 
 
Objective
  • Create and build upon promising initiatives to meet the needs of all learners and ensure that all students succeed.
GOAL 3: SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING, INCLUDING HEALTH AND WELLNESS 
Ensure all students become knowledgeable, responsible, caring and contributing members of society through evidence-based social and emotional learning from preschool through high school.
 
Objective
  • Provide broad support for social and emotional learning for all students.

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