UAI Staff News
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Staff Circles Committee (Members: Annie, Jennifer, Juelle, Marsha, & Nakita) Last week, the SC committee met on 12/2 and devoted our meeting looking at staff feedback of the Circle experience. We reflected on areas that were positive and areas of concern. Here are some things we will implement based on feedback:
School Restructuring Committee (Members: Annie, Courtney, Jen, Kiri, Laura, Marsha, Nadine, Nina, and SarahM). The SRC met on Monday to begin our thinking and planning around systems and supports for our SPED and ENL learners. The first meeting kicked off with a Five-Why protocol to begin to initial root cause analysis around what barriers exist that prevent our ENL and SPED students from succeeding on par with the General Education counterparts. This conversation led to the team needing to gather more information and understanding from our teachers, learners, and families. Monday's meeting will begin to plan ways to gather and engage these constituencies in pursuit of the goal of creating guidelines and checklists for planning to support our teachers to help SPED and ENL learners close learning gaps.
The Equity Team (Suzannah, Nina, Elana, Kelly, Phillan, Annie, Nakita, Rebecca C, Damon, Ms. King (Kianna’s mom), Ms. Barnes (Alyssa’s mom), Ms. Martuscello (Veronica’s mom), Kianna King, Emily Payamps, Jerlai Tyner, Jamilah Alshawish, Salia Naschel). This week, members from the Equity Team planned and facilitated a meeting with Cassie from the Urban Assembly. Cassie presented network-wide data reviewing UAI's college persistence data compared to the rest of the UA network schools. Team members worked together to analyze data and identified trends based upon race, GPA, IEP, and ENL classification. The team discussed possible root causes of the disproportionality of GPA based upon race. Also, the team created a survey to send to UAI alumni to gather data about how well prepared they felt for college and life after graduating from UAI. Looking forward we will review the results from the alumni surveys and start diving into middle school proficiency data. Our next meeting will be Thursday, December 17, 2020.