In Elizabeth Public Schools, rigor means actively creating and implementing challenging standards that define the "level of cognitive complexity of expected learning." Such standards are applied at all levels in the district; including classroom activities, instructional plans, course content, student work, assessments both summative and formative.
It is through such an education that the achievement gap is eliminated. Elizabeth Public Schools students will strengthen the nation's economic, intellectual, and social impact on the world. In order to do this, we will ensure that every student, regardless of their socio-economic background, is inspired to participate fully in their educational experience and cultivate a true passion for learning.
At the June 13 Elizabeth Board of Education meeting at Donald Stewart Early Childhood Center School No. 51, the meeting opened with a video highlighting the latest stops of Board President Stephanie Goncalves’ You’re One of a Kind Tour as she goes to visit each school in the district to meet students and team members and see the educational activities taking place.
At the special Elizabeth Board of Education meeting held on June 3, 2019 at Dr. Albert Einstein School No. 29, the Board honored the 2018-2019 Governor’s Award recipients, including the teacher of the year and the educational service provider of the year from each district school. Seventy-two teachers and educational service providers were recognized for their excellent contributions to their respective school communities.
Dwyer Technology Academy was certified as the First National AVID Demonstration High School in Elizabeth
On May 23, John E. Dwyer Technology Academy was certified as the First National AVID Demonstration High School in Elizabeth. This is the highest level of distinction from AVID that any school can receive. To become the first and only AVID National Demonstration High School in Elizabeth is an enormous honor for the AVID site team, all students, teachers and staff at John E. Dwyer Technology Academy.
Nicholas S. LaCorte – Peterstown School No. 3, Dr. Albert Einstein Academy School No. 29, and Frances C. Smith Early Childhood Center School No. 50 were among 92 schools to be recognized as a 2019 National School of Character by Character.org. Each year, Character.org and its state affiliates select schools and districts that demonstrate a dedicated focus on character development, which has a true positive impact on academic achievement, student behavior, and school climate.