After a brief detour that saw a future of gender-divided classrooms, Nightingale Elementary School is back its normal —and coed— Charter course.
According to Stockton Unified School District’s officials, the petition that would convert Nightingale —one of the lowest academic performance schools of the District— into a Charter School has been finalized.
“The Department is happy to report that the rough draft has been completed and will be turned in with all appropriate signatures by today, February 4, 2011 —which meets the extended deadline,” said SUSD Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education Sylvia Ulmer.
If successful, Nightingale will become a 21st Century Skills Charter School by the next fall. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills is a national organization that advocates for 21st century readiness for every student by fusing the three Rs and four Cs —critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration, and creativity and innovation.
Upon receipt, the draft will go to committee for review and approval prior to being submitted to the Board of Education on February 22, 2011.