What is Networks for Success?
Networks for Success (N4S) is a unit within the Curriculum Services program of the San Mateo County Office of Education now officially serving as an external provider for districts and schools at risk of entering and already in Program Improvement (PI). We will work with your district or school to assist you in exiting PI or in taking preventive measures to avoid entering PI. Short-term work addresses immediate actions. Long-term work facilitates sustaining achievement over time.
How Can Networks for Success Help You?
Networks for Success will facilitate:
- an academic program review;
- the development of the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) and the LEA Plan addendum;
- ongoing monitoring;
- understanding Program Improvement requirements; and
- the design and implementation of high quality professional development systems.
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Networks for Success Core Staff
The team, including core staff and Program Improvement consultants, is fully versed in the research, mandates and processes related to PI. Additionally, team members have experience at the elementary, middle and high school levels in both teaching and administration.
Brian Simmons, Director
Marco Chávez, Coordinator, Program Improvement
Rona Jawetz, Coordinator, Program Improvement (Reading/Language Arts)
Katherine Strach, Coordinator, Program Improvement
Rebecca Vyduna, Coordinator, Program Improvement
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What is Program Improvement?
Program Improvement (PI) is the designation for Title I schools and school districts that have not met achievement targets for two years in a row in the same area. The California Department of Education provides a wealth of information about PI.
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