Raising the Bar: The Trifecta of School Improvement

By Andy Petroline Principal, September/October 2014 A former superintendent once half-kiddingly told me that if it weren’t for lunch, buses, and recess, schools would run just fine. Years later, I came to realize there may be a nugget of truth in that statement. School improvement efforts usually center on academic achievement, teacher development, curriculum alignment, increased rigor, or more focused standards. These certainly are cornerstones to high-achieving schools and worthy endeavors to examine.