"Fantastic Rotary meeting today. We added a new member, Elaine Swafford of Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy. She was also our guest speaker!! Good for us."
What if low-performing urban public schools were given the opportunity to operate under complete autonomy? Elaine Swafford argues that any school defined as low-performing by mandated state testing could move from the bottom 5% of this list to the top 5%—and sustain that success—in just 9 months if given this opportunity...
How one leader took an all-girls charter from dismal to desirable
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.—I arranged a visit to the Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy here fully intending to look into the rise of single-sex public education, particularly schools that focus explicitly on educating girls of color.
...Her message for the audience Tuesday was the necessity of partnerships, and she encouraged various stakeholders and nonprofit groups to work together to create purposeful impact for all children to have an equal playing field for their education. - Times Free Press