Today's question goes out to current and former Lynbrook High School students as well as parents.
The Lynbrook School District’s "Strategic Planning Initiative" will concentrate on “increasing the rigor,” or difficulty, of instruction, as the district hopes to develop high school regents courses that go ‘”beyond the required New York State curriculum,” according to a presentation at last night's board meeting.
The initiative aims to push students to "strive for a degree of achievement that is slightly above their current threshold," according to Gerard Beleckas, Lynbrook Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and Assessment.
The board said that they do not aim to frustrate kids with harder work. The plan is still in the development stage and will be re-visited in more concrete terms during the August Board of Education meeting, according to the board.
Do you think the Lynbrook board's plan to "increase the rigor" of instruction will help improve regents scores if implemented? Or do you think it will just make work harder and create bigger headaches for students? Tell us in the comments.