K-12 Education Plan
Taking Education out of the Dark Ages and into the 21st Century.
A Francis Administration would revolutionize K-12 education and utilize Machine Learning Recommendation systems that can be designed to offer each New York City public school student a Personalized Education Plan (PEP). The plans would be a measurable and scalable approach to improving educational outcomes for all NYC students.
My education plan aims to implement modern digital technology more efficiently and effectively in learning, teaching, research. It includes ensuring that every student receives the necessary knowledge and skills to access modern digital infrastructure for future use.
A Francis Administration would also employ an Education Agenda that ensures that every student is exposed to coding starting in Elementary school.
Education ultimately determines a nation’s viability, and therefore, no investment is too large. The Mayor is charged with not just bringing functionality to education, but more importantly, efficiency. The four major components of education are students, parents, teachers, and administrators. All four components should work synergistically (which means they should not only complement one another; they should enhance one another.
- Parents, Teachers, and Students should enhance Administrators;
- Teachers, Students, and Administrators should enhance Parents;
- Students, Administrators, and Parents should enhance Teachers; and
- Administrators, Parents, and Teachers should enhance Students.
Parents have unique needs that are often ignored which means the student’s away-from-school environment is not factored in resulting in educational mishaps. (Essential info includes: (1) how many people are living in the household; (2) traumatic history; (3) food security; (4) housing security; (5) school commute; (6) caregiver profession; (7) information about the actual residence (e.g., how large and how many rooms)
As mayor I will make decisions based on “safety first” contingencies. Safety First drives all education decisions.
In terms of the Pandemic, there must be plans in place for in-person instruction, virtual, instruction, and a combination of both.
Teacher preparation and training should emphasize strategic utilization of technology, a basic understanding of creating videos, gaming, and social media.
A child’s inherent strengths and interests should be considered to better direct them in areas where they are more likely to excel.
Administrators need to be evaluated on measures besides scores on standardized tests, graduation/promotion rates, and number of suspensions.
The school building must be a member of the community that remains opens offering a host of services.
Student learning should not be, so classroom centered (especially in New York City which has so many places to visit).
Parents must be and feel welcomed.
The school hours and days may need modification to better suit students and their families.
Education ultimately determines a nation’s viability, and therefore, no investment is too large. We need to set our students up for success. As a mother of three very different children with different learning styles, including a son who is classified as a student with a disability, I have personally witnessed how poorly our education system is at identifying and recognizing the differences in student learning styles that can impact overall academic performance.
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