This story was written by Lauren Urban.
Resident Michael Aberni said
that teachers should better educate students on efficient studying methods and
test-taking skills, which may increase students' confidence and test scores at Thursday
night’s Long Beach Board of Education meeting at Lindell School.
Aberni’s comments came in
the context of the district's review of academic performance for the 2011-12
, which was the focus of the meeting.
The following are some other
• Board members remained divided over the need for AuSSI, a private elementary
and secondary education-consulting firm involved in the district's elementary school
literacy curriculum. Some believe the firm is needed to help improve the
capacity of the staff to work with the common core curriculum, while others
think it is an economic drain on the district.
• Steve Freeman, president of the Long Beach Classroom Teachers Association,
said that there’s a “slew” of construction issues in the schools that should be
addressed immediately, including missing fire alarms and doors that randomly
lock students in or out.
• William Snow, president of the Long Beach School Employees Association and
the Head Custodian at Lindell Elementary School, said that construction issues are being worked on. He also thanked and congratulated
the entire custodial staff on a smooth back-to-school opening.
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