Despite years of local, state and federal intervention that brought the school more money and additional staffing, it has failed to budge from the bottom of the barrel - a "1-1" school five years running, the lowest possible ranking when it comes to California's standardized test scores.
Christopher Rosenberg knew all this when he walked onto the school's campus for the first time as Muir's new principal three weeks before Monday's first day of classes.
He was assigned to the San Francisco school to do one thing: Fix Muir.
The site is one of the state's 188 lowest-performing schools - the bottom 5 percent targeted for improvement. Each of those schools is required to adopt one of four reform plans, ranging from closure to a staff overhaul. Schools that start the process this year are eligible for up to $6 million in federal stimulus funds over the next three years to address the poor performance.
At Muir, the to-do list is long.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
SFGate: S.F.'s low-performing Muir School starts over
This from SFGate:
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