Kader's Platform for Education Success

  • Follow the science and expert guidance to determine the best path for school reopening, and share this process with the community.
  • Expand public forums, public interviews, and public comment.

  • Conduct and publish an easily readable, top to bottom review of district budget and revenue.

  • Establish sentiment tracking.

Transparency

Equity

  • Formulate reopening policy with the recognition that remote learning disproportionately impacts marginalized students.

  • Investigate the use of a cluster school zoning model to best serve students and parents of all different backgrounds.

  • Retain talented teachers in our schools through improved professional development, support systems, and incentives.

  • Ensure students of all abilities, including both neurotypical and neurodiverse students, have the opportunity to socially interact with each other, when possible, in school settings outside of the classroom.

  • Engage existing parental advisory groups, and empower less involved parents to increase their involvement.
  • Develop partnerships with local and public organizations to help identify potential new curriculum modules and hands on experiences. Look to successful examples elsewhere, such as innovation labs and programs in magnet schools.

  • Build partnerships with local businesses to develop programs for students, as well as resources and time donations. 

  • Develop strong relationships with city, county, and state commissions which determine school budgets.

Encouraging community involvement in our school system

  • Establish and report regular benchmarks for the board for both self-assessment and community assessment, based on questions both from the community and from the schools.
  • Communicate the board’s analysis of the performance of the administration against the objectives and benchmarks set. Do so publicly and constructively so as to foster a collaborative relationship between the community, the board, and the administration.

Accountability

Empower students to succeed in the present, and prepare them to succeed in the rapidly changing realities of higher education and the workforce

  • Establish a democratically elected Student Advisory Council, because students from all backgrounds deserve a seat at the table.
  • Leverage new scientific findings and technological innovations to improve the resources provided to students for both their educational development and mental health.

  • Prepare students for new models of higher education. Many institutions are exploring microlearning and more job-specific training, but in greater depth than typically provided by a vocational school. Ensure students have the resources they need to succeed at whatever career they choose.

  • Explore mentoring based adaptive learning by leveraging technology.

  • Learn from local employers about the future of the workforce, because 65% of our students will at some point be employed in a job that has yet to be defined in the current workforce.