The Education Committee welcomes additional members to help advance our 2014-15 agenda. Members are welcome to attend monthly meetings, help with events on the day of, or keep all the planning on track for us – all types of help welcome. This year, the Education Committee will be focusing on the following activities:
Advancing Civic Education: Building on last spring’s successful event, the Education Committee hopes to organize and present the second annual “civics bee” for middle school students. We will need hands-on help on the day of the event and to coordinate with a teacher at the selected middle school.
Funding Curriculum-Driven Technology: The Education Committee is teaming up with the Municipal Finance Committee to present a topic meeting on creating a sustainable funding model for technology in Newton’s schools. A topic meeting is scheduled for later this year.
Thinking about class-size measures: The League currently has a position regarding class size. Current methods of measuring class size fail to recognize the other staff resources available in the room. This year, we will look at how other school districts handle this in order to start the process of making any changes to the position, if necessary.