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2. We believe Providence teachers and Providence schools can and must have a positive influence and a profound effect on our students’ lives.

We believe—
  • The student-teacher relationship is central to learning.
  • The effective teacher assumes responsibility for what happens in the classroom and accountability for what each student learns.
  • Ultimately it is the teacher who makes the difference between student success and failure.
  • Schools exist to support the student-teacher relationship; the district exists to support schools. 
  • We commit to organizing our schools and all our resources to support the student-teacher relationship as the primary factor in student success.

We will—

  • Have a highly effective teacher in every classroom.
  • Have a strong instructional leader as principal of every school.
  • Set policy and allocate resources by asking how our decisions will help students learn.