By Peter Noonan
Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services
“In FCPS, all schools will establish professional learning communities that employ best practices to raise the bar for all students and close the achievement gap,” said Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack D. Dale (pictured in the middle photo below).
When he made this statement at the district’s August 5, 2010, Leadership Conference, it refocused us all on the importance of ensuring that we meet the needs of every child in FCPS.
In the months that followed, the Instructional Services Department, along with a talented group of educational leaders from across the school division, developed The Closing the Achievement Gap Plan.