Parents and Friends for Tacoma Public Schools (PFTPS), a community group dedicated to strengthening our public education system, will be meeting on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:30pm. The meeting will take place at King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Avenue, Tacoma, 98402.
Why Tacoma changed from Junior Highs to Middle Schools and how the change has impacted education in Tacoma will be discussed. Outlining the programs currently being offered in Tacoma’s middle schools and which grades the middle schools serve is also on the agenda. PFTPS founding member Sandi Strong said, “Why are the grades separated the way they are? I’d like to know the benefit of each model.” Is there a future for one or more junior high...
To support our public education system in Tacoma and build on existing successes
To encourage data proven innovation within our public schools
To ensure a just and equitable distribution of resources for all Tacoma students
Proven Reforms: We support the expansion of sensible, research-based reforms, such as pre-K programs, full-day Kindergarten, small classes, parent involvement, strong, experienced teachers, a well-rounded...