There is a joint meeting of the Advanced Learning Taskforces tomorrow, Thursday the 29th from 4-8 pm in the JSCEE auditorium. They will be discussing their recommendations with an eye to presenting a combined recommendation plan to the Superintendent and Board in the future. The public is invited to attend but no questions or feedback will be happening as this is purely a meeting for the committees.
There's a very interesting report of "recommendations" that is a compilation of various members of the Taskforce at the Advanced Learning Taskforce page. However, this is NOT official. (What is interesting is apparently the first eight-and-a-half pages are
from two students at Ingraham.)
It makes for tough reading as it is a large volume of very specific ideas. You find yourself trying to figure out, "if this, then that? or "what would happen with X,Y,Z."
I think it great that these people have put forth a plethora of ideas because it helps to see options. Some suggestions - like a decent ALO in every school - well, that hasn't happened and I can't see why writing it down as policy would make it happen.
There's also an FAQ from Stephen Martin, director of AL, dated April 2014 that also makes for good reading.
The pages are not numbered but the middle section, by Karen B. Rogers, Ph.D., has interesting comparisons of what does and does not work for grouping of advanced learning students.
The end pages are Martin's recommendations for the program. It's worth reading.