This is an article that is meant to describe how schools must change to meet the demands of the world today and prepare children for a present and future that is ever-changing. Helping parents and community members understand why education is undergoing transformation and what that looks like in the classroom is critical to building strong partnerships between the school and the community.
The following is intended to be a thought-provoking piece about how learning is measured and communicated through the traditional A-F grade scale. As educators look for ways to engage students deeply in learning pursuits, grading can oversimplify this process and result in less engagement. The goal is to find a way to measure progress and achievement while maintaining high levels of joy for lifelong learning.