Secondary Public Benefit Area: Improved Service Delivery
Located in North Portland Roosevelt high school is situated in the heart of the St. Johns neighborhood. Much like the community, the school is experiencing a rebirth of sorts with aspirations for building a thriving community school possessing a strong core program grounded in a commitment to personalizing learning for all students. A recent recipient of a significant state School Improvement Grant Roosevelt staff, students and community have been working diligently over the past 18 months planning for and implementing a transformation model (See Attachment XX for specific details) with significant technology themes that will ultimately reshape the school and community.
With this emphasis on technology ensuring students have access to essential tools and resources when they need it is essential. For the population of students in the North Portland community this has been and continues to be an ongoing challenge and a real impediment for effective engagement in the current education model and absolutely essential as we look forward to an educational system and a world where access will be intrinsically linked to success. To give you an idea of the challenges currently facing this population, only 42% of families, 296 of 694 have self identified email addresses in the student information system. National data would also suggest that the number of those with Internet access at home falls well below that number. Furthermore we have a population of students where nearly 80% are participating in the free and reduced lunch program, 68% are from identified minority, and most troubling only 37% are completin...
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...also gain national attention with our migration to Live@edu slated for July 2011 and will effectively move messaging (email, calendaring, chat, etc..), to a cloud=based service hosted by MicroSoft.
With each student having a mobile device this affords us greater flexibility in how students access and consume content. As the Ed Box evolves and students capability with these mobile devices expands we are now afforded greater instructional flexibility and opportunities to further customize and tailor individual learning experiences with a strong data driven themes. Online learning learning becomes the norm, and for those students needing to recover credits or access courses not available at Roosevelt access is no longer a significant factor. Virtual learning will spawn a growth in eBooks, instructional innovation, and communities of collaboration and learning.
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