Our Pre-K-20 Strategy for College and Career Readiness in Prince George s County

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1 Our Pre-K-20 Strategy for College and Career Readiness in Prince George s County Kevin M. Maxwell, Ph.D. Chief Executive Officer Prince George s County Public Schools April 22, 2014

2 4 Key Areas To Prepare Students for College and Careers Reducing the drop-out rate Enhancing curriculum rigor Collaborating with higher education institutions Strengthening workforce development programs 2

3 Reducing the drop-out rate Increased focus on teaching and learning Use of effective research based strategies and resources Targeted professional development for teachers Enhanced data practices that help identify individual student needs Expansion of online credit recovery programs Changes to disciplinary actions to reduce out-of-school suspensions 3

4 % of Dropouts Dropout Rate: 4-Year Adjusted Cohort 30 Aggregate Dropout Rate Maryland PGCPS

5 Key Supports for Dropout Prevention Early Warning Intervention System Credit/Course Recovery in Every High School Alternative Programs Evening High School Secondary School Reform Academies PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Support) Hillside Work Scholarship Program-360 degrees wraparound services Career Technical Education 5

6 Enhancing Curriculum Rigor Programmatic Enhancements Align curriculum to Maryland College and Career Ready Standards Institute Primary Years International Baccalaureate Programme to ensure continuity of program from Elementary through High School Expand Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs Offer additional seats in Talented and Gifted, French Immersion and Montessori Create Spanish Immersion programs at three schools Offer Dual Enrollment to Juniors and Seniors 6

7 Collaborating with Higher Education Partnerships Professional Development Schools (PDS) Aspiring Leader & Teacher Development Programs Doctoral Programs Measuring Effectiveness 7

8 Professional Development Schools (PDS) PGCPS PDS Partnerships: Bowie State University 7 schools 34 interns 38 teacher mentors University of Maryland 22 schools 124 interns 120 teacher mentors 8

9 Aspiring Leaders & Teacher Leadership Partners Bowie State University McDaniel College University of Maryland John Hopkins University George Washington University* Prince George s County Public Schools has four renewed university partners coming on board in the Fall of

10 Doctoral Partnerships PGCPS is partnering with Howard University & The University of Maryland at College Park to build the leadership capacities of school leaders, more specifically, executive level personnel and school principals. 10

11 Measuring the Effectiveness of our Partnerships: Quality Measures Process The Quality Measures Process is an evidence-based review of the primary programs that prepare candidates to serve in leadership positions in our schools. Designed to support principal preparation programs in their continuous improvement efforts by providing research-based tools and protocols that help facilitate an evidence-based review of program quality, this process is being used to support our work with several universities. 11

12 Strengthening Workforce Development Programs Career Academies Four-year high school programs of study that prepare students to be both college and career ready. Each Academy has a variety of majors from which students can choose in order to meet their interests and talents. Opportunities for students to graduate from high school include: licensed cosmetologist air traffic controller educational paraprofessional pharmacy technician 12

13 Career Academies Architecture and Design Aviation and Transportation Business and Finance Consumer Services, Hospitality, and Tourism Engineering and Science Environmental Studies Graphic Arts, Media, and Communications Health and Biosciences Homeland Security and Military Science Information Technology Law, Education, and Public Service Global Studies 13

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