More to Academic Oversight than Academics

By Michelle Burmeister, Communications Director

This morning, PAVE hosted more than 50 Milwaukee school leaders, board members, and community members at a panel discussion about Board Oversight of Academic Programming. Our three panelists are exceptional leaders and subject matter experts in the world of K-12 education:

Dr. Hughes, Dr. Hoben, Mr. Rauh

Dr. Hughes, Dr. Hoben, Mr. Rauh

All of the panelists prefaced the discussion with an overview of their experiences and approaches to providing their boards with academic information (and what they expect them to do with that data), along with information about the different ways academic performance is being measured in today’s schools – WKCE vs. ACT vs. MAP, etc.

The group answered questions about the board’s involvement in boosting a school from good to great and what type of board support appropriately helps improve student achievement.

Themes that were consistent throughout the academic oversight discussion included conversation about culture and the importance of culture indicators together with academic performance measures (and how one influences the other), along with school leadership – how do you know you have the “right” leader?

Did you attend the panel discussion? If so, what were your biggest takeaways? Please leave a comment below.

If you’re a leader or a board member of a PAVE Partner School or a member of Board Corps who was not able to attend the event and would like access to the panel discussion podcast, email information@pave.org. (The podcast will only be available to PAVE Partner Schools / Board Corps and other event attendees, but please follow PAVE on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for information about future events.)

Board Oversight of Academic Programming

 

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