By Megan Miller, Editor
BIRMINGHAM – Jefferson County Schools won the Outstanding LDC-MDC District Award from the Southern Regional Educational Board for the district’s implementation of the Literacy Design Collaborative and Mathematics Design Collaborative teaching frameworks.
The award was presented to Jefferson County Schools for making the most progress as a SREB school district at Southern Regional Board’s College and Career Readiness Standards Networking Conference on July 11 in Louisville, Kentucky. More than 3,000 educators and administrators were in attendance.
Jefferson County Schools is comprised of 56 schools with over 36,000 students and 4,500 employees.
“Our district’s instructional coaches, principals an teachers have worked to blend the mission and vision of the district with the purpose of LDC and MDC in order to better prepare our graduates to meet the College and Career Readiness standards that our public desires,” Superintendent Dr. Craig Pouncey said. “This created a tidal wave of change in which the culture of learning improved as a result of teachers delivering rigorous and engaging instruction.”
The Southern Regional Education Board is made up of school districts in 16 states including Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.
The Southern Regional Education Board works with states and educators to improve pubic education at every level, from early childhood through postsecondary education.