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Kingston Named First Elementary Model PLC School In State


The Kingston Cubs can lay claim to a title no other elementary school in Louisiana can. They are the only Elementary Model Professional Learning Communities (PLC) School in the state. 

Recognized by Solution Tree for its continued success in raising student achievement, Kingston Elementary’s implementation of the PLC at Work process was a major contributing factor in the improved achievement of its students. 

PLCs are schools and districts in which educators recognize the key to improved learning for students is on-going, job-embedded learning for the adults who serve those students. The three big ideas of a PLC call upon educators to focus on learning, build a collaborative culture and create a results orientation. 

Schools are recognized based on strict criteria, including commitment to and implementation of PLC concepts for at least three years and clear evidence of improved student learning over that period. Once measurable results can be seen, the school must explain its practices, structures and culture and submit its application for consideration by the PLC Review Committee. Kingston passed the review with flying colors. 

“We are honored to be the first elementary school in the state of Louisiana to be a Model PLC School and I am so excited for our students, teachers and community,” said Kingston Elementary Principal Christy Williams. “Kingston Cubs, Always LEAD!”

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