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Become a Forward 5 Teacher!
What is a Forward 5 School?
The Springfield Public Schools’ Forward 5 initiative is a bold approach to help drive rapid and significant increases in student achievement at five of the district’s schools: Chestnut, Kennedy, & Kiley Middle Schools, High School of Commerce, and DeBerry Elementary School.
Forward 5 Schools use strategies and best practices from successful elementary and secondary schools across the nation. Five best practices have been identified by Harvard University’s Education Innovation Laboratory, Springfield Public School’s partner in the Forward 5 program. These practices are:
•An Effective Principal and Effective Teachers in Every Building
•More Instructional Time
•Use of Data to Drive Instruction
•A Culture of High Expectations
•Small-Group Tutoring during the School Day
Teachers at Forward 5 schools are provided with a targeted professional development program to support their growth, extra compensation to provide increased instructional time, and bonuses if they meet performance goals.