Teaching And Learning At The City Of Athens Essay

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Every school has its own story to tell. The context in which teaching and learning takes place influences the processes and procedures by which the school makes decisions around curriculum, instruction, and assessment. The context also impacts the way a school stays faithful to its vision. Many factors contribute to the overall narrative such as an identification of stakeholders, a description of stakeholder engagement, the trends and issues affecting the school, and the kinds of programs and services that a school implements to support student learning.
The purpose of the Executive Summary (ES) is to provide a school with an opportunity to describe in narrative form the strengths and challenges it encounters. By doing so, the public and members of the school community will have a more complete picture of how the school perceives itself and the process of self-reflection for continuous improvement. This summary is structured for the school to reflect on how it provides teaching and learning on a day to day basis.

The city of Athens is located in Limestone County in North Alabama surrounded by the nearby cities of Madison, Huntsville, Decatur, and Florence. The city of Athens is comprised of an approximate population of 23,000 people. The demographic makeup of Athens is 77% White, 17% Black, 4% Hispanic, and 2% other races (Asian, American Indian, Pacific Islander, or two or more races). According to the 2010 Census, the median income for a household in the city of Athens is…
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