October 2009 – Secondary: Leading Student Achievement: Networks for Learning
In October of 2009, Secondary school principals gathered to kick-off their first year as part the Leading Student Achievement Secondary Pilot Project. Each of the Ontario principals' associations gave a brief introduction to the day, and an overview of what the LSA project is.
Dr. Ken Leithwood then presented the goal of the LSA project, the evolution of the project, and an overview of the key learning conditions. He then discusses the evaluation process, and the recommendations for this year based on the results of the project evaluation.
Ben Levin then spoke on the topic of improving high school graduation rates.
Dr. Ken Leithwood, OISE/University of Toronto
Dr. Ken Leithwood reminds participants of the basic goal of the LSA project and talks about the evolution of LSA priorities. He then highlights the recommendations for this year in the LSA project, which are based on the results of the previous year's evaluation.
What the Results Mean for the Next Phase of the Project
Ben Levin, Professor – OISE/University of Toronto
Ben Levin begins by talking about what we have done well in regards to improving high school graduation rates. He then discusses the following three key points in detail: it's about supporting all students; it's about improving teaching and learning; and it's about engaging the community.
Improving High School Graduation Rates