District publishes second quarterly review of progress

For Immediate Release: March 17, 2014

Contact: Rachel Strauch-Nelson (608) 663-1903

The Madison Metropolitan School District released its second quarterly review of progress today, as the district continues to follow through on implementation of its strategic framework.

“Our framework is anchored to a simple but bold vision – that every school will be a thriving school that prepares every student for college, career and community. Our path to closing opportunity gaps and making that vision a reality is about staying focused and following through on implementation with determination,” Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham said. “Now is not the time to change course or introduce a new approach, but rather to be relentlessly consistent about our day-to-day focus on teaching and learning.”

As outlined in the strategic framework, the district is committed to reporting publicly each quarter on progress. In recent weeks, the district completed reviews of progress at all levels of the system - from school teams, to central office, to the Board of Education.

This quarter, schools continued to focus on their school improvement plans while central office worked to put systems and structures in place to empower schools to do their best work, including new standards and tools around family engagement, a comprehensive principal screening and selection process and a zero-based budgeting process.

Read more about the district’s progress in the full quarterly review available at www.mmsd.org/quarterly-review.