Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and the 92nd Street Y (92Y) in New York City present American Conversation Essentials, a series of short videos featuring HKS faculty members designed to deconstruct critical public policy issues. In this short video presentation about school improvement, Harvard Professor Paul Peterson emphasizes the importance of effective teachers, school accountability systems, and alternative school choices.
Regardless of the school environment, effective teachers who demonstrate outstanding professionalism and humanity are an essential ingredient for a successful school experience. Equally important are engaged students and parents who value a strong home-school partnership and see excellent teachers as an investment in their child’s future as well as our country’s. At My Learning Springboard, we get to work with these types of teachers and families everyday, and the success speaks for itself. Beyond academics, we equally value building strong character and work with our families to reinforce the behaviors that lead to lifelong success.
Written by: Editorial Team, My Learning Springboard, Inc.