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Transformation Network Stories: Woodmere Elementary

From the teachers and students to the parents and cafeteria workers, everyone at Woodmere Elementary notices a difference in the school this year. In the spring of 2018, Jefferson Parish Public School System leaders created a Transformation Network designed to rapidly improve student outcomes in 10 of the district’s most challenged schools. Stronger results created […]

Transformation Network Stories: Miller Wall Elementary

“I knew instruction wouldn’t be the problem. It’s getting the children to have the growth mindset that they can do it and they can be successful.” – Miller Wall Elementary Principal Brenda DeGraw In the spring of 2018, Jefferson Parish Public School System leaders created a Transformation Network designed to rapidly improve student outcomes in […]

Transformation Network Stories: Stella Worley Middle

“At struggling schools, we make students understand that it is worthy and worth doing a good job because you are going to be celebrated.” – Worley Middle Principal Michelle Biagas In the spring of 2018, Jefferson Parish Public School System leaders created a Transformation Network designed to rapidly improve student outcomes in 10 of the […]

JPPSS Awarded Millions to Strengthen Struggling Schools

Children who attend some of the highest-need schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System will soon receive extra support and resources as part of the district’s new Transformation Network. The district’s plan for improving persistently struggling schools was approved by the Louisiana Department of Education and the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. […]

JPPSS Receives Grant From Gates Foundation To Conduct Student Perception Surveys

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) has been awarded a grant in the amount of $286,500 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to fund the JPPSS Student Perception Initiative, which aims to increase educators’ access to real-time feedback on instruction through the use of student surveys. “Research shows that student perception data is […]

JPPSS Receives Grant from Louisiana Department of Education to Transform Struggling Schools

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) has been awarded two grants totaling $1.3 million from the Louisiana Department of Education to aid its previously struggling schools. Funding from the grant program, entitled Believe and Succeed, will be used to train a cohort of mid-level school leaders and create an achievement network for lower-performing schools. […]