[P]arents in charter schools sometimes “are more engaged” in their children’s education. “As such, those parents are going to work more with their kids and they’re going to do better,” Hodges said.Why aren't district representatives applauding the effective instruction of Holland’s teachers and administrators, as well as the hard work of students? Why aren't Paterson's administrators hounding Holland teachers for suggestions for best practices to improve student achievement in the traditional sector? After all, isn’t that what we hear all the time – that charters are supposed to be “laboratories of innovation” and that successful experiments then get transported into the rest of the sector?
"Our educational model focuses on working with students individually and with their families to build a framework that gives students the confidence to exceed.Perhaps this model is something to emulate, not disparage. Meanwhile, Paterson Public Schools has yet to release its PARCC scores, although districts have had the information for over a month. But, for context, last year 22% of 6th graders at School 5, an elementary school in Paterson, reached proficiency or advanced proficiency in language arts.
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