Beyond K-12

By Douglas B. Reeves

One of the more popular sports in education is the blame game.

• College teachers bemoan the inadequate preparation of high school students.

• High school teachers note with dismay that some of their students who are failing ninth grade were on the middle school honor roll.

• Middle school teachers repeat the process with elementary colleagues.

But what if a school district made a commitment that extended from before elementary school to beyond college? What if a community took responsibility for student success from prekindergarten through college and beyond?

That vision is a reality in Colorado’s Aurora Public Schools.

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