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NAF academies can be small learning communities within larger schools, or stand-alone public high schools, and are organized around a career theme: Finance, Hospitality & Tourism, Information Technology, Health Sciences, or Engineering.
They describe the definition and expectations of a schedule; the development of schedules for response to intervention, special education, English language learning, credit recovery, career and technical education, gifted and talented programs, and Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs; fixed and variable inclusive scheduling frameworks and their integration; scheduling frameworks for small learning communities and magnets, houses, and academies; specific steps for scheduling in middle and high schools; effective teaching in variable-length time periods; and guidelines for professional development for successful implementation.
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, the Springfield district was named one of only 28 recipients nationwide of a federal Small Learning Communities grant.
ISA will leverage this grant to accelerate the learning of underserved, low-performing public high school students by continuing to implement its proven, small learning communities (SLCs) model in both of these Long Island public high schools.
Through public-private partnerships, the foundation has established a nationwide network of career-themed schools, or academies, that are organized as small learning communities.
The school was reorganized into three thematic, small learning communities (Arts, Information Technology, and Leadership) within the building and was charged to develop plans for site-based management.
Small learning communities as advocated in business by Senge (1990) among others, and by many educators (e.
In 2001, the MCPS Division of Career and Technology Education (CTE) began its focus on small learning communities developed around career clusters in strategic locations throughout the school district.