Educate every child, to a very high level, in every classroom, every day.
Learner‐focused instruction towards a deep understanding of essential skills, is more important than quantity, breadth, and pace. State and national assessments are important indicators of progress toward external standards, but increasing scores or maintaining pace with a core curriculum does not supersede professional judgement to teach the immediate needs of the student. Professional, grade‐level teams with sufficient time and robust resources, are best situated to make informed decisions on the educational needs of students. Meaningful connections between school, students, and families are created through a caring and transparent environment with active sharing of information about learning and behavior.