SANTA MONICA-MALIBU UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

PRESS RELEASE

 

CONTACT:  Sarah Wahrenbrock               FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

310.450.8338, ext. 229                                                14 MAY 2008

 

 

Special Board of Education Workshop: May 20th at 4:00pm

 

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education will be holding a workshop on Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at 4:00pm in the boardroom at the district office: 1651 16th Street.

 

On February 26, 2008, the Educational Services Department held an information workshop for the board regarding districtwide efforts to improve literacy.  That session addressed: 1) a review of the achievement data, 2) the K-8 standards-based core curriculum, 3) supplemental and intervention programs and services, 4) promising practices, challenges, and innovative practices for differentiated instruction, and 5) recommendations. 

 

As a result of that February workshop, the board requested that staff return with a follow up plan for the implementation of literacy interventions, with a specific focus on Early Education Literacy and Reading Specialists.  The plan will show the current level of utilization of Literacy/Reading Specialists, estimated costs based on suggested formulas, and cost implications.

 

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SANTA MONICA-MALIBU UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

1651 16TH Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404

ph: 310.450.8338; fax: 310.581.1138

www.smmusd.org