HUDSON—Student performance and teacher morale received attention at the Hudson City School District (HCSD) Board of Education meetings April 26 and May 3.
The meetings focused mainly on the budget and examples of where the district needs more equitable “inclusivity,” with district Superintendent Lisamarie Spindler observing that interrupted education has for decades been thought of as a problem affecting foreign countries. Now it has also occurred in the US.
But Dr. Spindler said the number one factor for determining whether students will do well in school is the socioeconomic status of their parents. When there is news of a school where students do well despite a high poverty rate, other schools should try to learn and apply what that successful school is doing.
The number two factor is the college education level of the parents, Dr. Spindler continued. In addition, children who come to kindergarten without enough prior “exposure to print” will be behind. Read more…