Academic Excellence

Our schools should provide academic challenge to every student at every grade level. A rigorous, high quality academic program has been a hallmark of the Newton public school system, reflecting the commitment of our community and teachers. Going forward, we must work to ensure that our students master the skills, knowledge and expertise they need to succeed in the twenty-first century.

Toward that end, we propose the following initiatives:

1) Strengthen math and science education;
2) Maintain and enhance art and music offerings;
3) Restore elementary school foreign language instruction;
4) Update Career and Vocational-Technical Education for the twenty-first century with a wide array of technology-based offerings; and
5) Set academic goals for each student and measure improvement.