The Shakerite

In First Policy Move, Hutchings Ends Social Promotion

Abby White, Campus and City Editor

August 21, 2013

Superintendent Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. announced that the school district will end its policy of social promotion at the middle school. The policy allows students to progress to the next grade even if they fail one or more ...

Woodbury Elementary Provides Many Gap-Closing Programs

Leo Izen, Copy Editor

May 28, 2013

At Woodbury Elementary School, approaches to alleviating the achievement gap range from technological programs to team-taught classes. Sixth-grade teacher Ruth Heide mentioned a variety of programs applied at Woodbury. According...

Middle School Provides Programs, Support Aimed to Close Achievement Gap

Sarah-Jane Lorenzo, Print Editor in Chief

May 8, 2013

While test scores and state rankings indicate the achievement gap is present throughout the district, data has consistently implied that it may be most prominent at the middle school. Of all eight Shaker schools, the middle...

Students Express Opinions on Achievement Gap

David Shakno, Liz Jacob, Ari Ross, Multimedia Editor, Web Editor in Chief, Raiderzone Editor

May 7, 2013

The Shakerite spoke with several students on their opinions of the achievement gap. We've compiled answers from seniors Ale Bliss, Jack Nemeth and Faride Bustamante as well as SGORR advisor Halle Bauer below: Question: Do you b...

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