Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) has been named as one of the top school divisions in the country for innovation by The School Superintendents Association (also known as AASA) and the Successful Practices Network (SPN). Only 25 school divisions across the nation were given the honor, which, according to the AASA, identifies and highlights how public schools and districts are putting students first with unique approaches that expand and support student learning and achievement.
“At a time when the new school year is beginning across the nation, there is no better time than now to speak out about the value of public education and bring to the forefront the outstanding work being done by our school districts,” Daniel A. Domenech, AASA’s executive director, said in a press release.
The announcement follows a year-long study from AASA and SPN “to measure the impact of innovative best practices on student learning, while supporting state-level review teams to examine which criteria are best to identify important innovations.”
As part of the organizations’ study, both AASA and SPN nominated schools and/or districts across the country to be studied. Additionally, each state affiliate of AASA could nominate two innovative best practice institutions (one school, one district) that demonstrated “rapid improvement in student learning and preparedness through innovative organizational and instructional practices.”
This honor for VBCPS is the latest in a string of successes for the division. VBCPS is fully accredited for the second consecutive year, has more students enrolling and excelling in Advanced Placement (AP) courses than ever before and had its Class of 2018 offered a record-high amount of college scholarships.
For more information, visit the organization’s website.