A+12 May 3 - 16, 2008
Hull earns A+ Preschool receives
Top marks for Jane Dee Hull Elementary school
means the Southern Chandler school gets to claim an
A+ distinction for three years. Pathways Preschool Program recently earned
Hull was recently recognized for academic accreditation by the National Association for
excellence from the Arizona Education Foundation,
the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). It
which created the A+ Program in 1983 to identify and
now has the distinction of being one of the fi rst
give public recognition to outstanding public schools
programs in the country to earn accreditation by
in Arizona; make available a comprehensive framework
the revised NAEYC accreditation system, which has
of key criteria for school effectiveness that can serve as
strict standards for excellence in early childhood
a basis for participatory self-assessment and planning
in schools; and facilitate communication and sharing
of best practices within and among schools based on
Pathways Learning Center is located at 191 W.
a common criteria related to success.
Oakland St. in Chandler.
CUSD offi cials submitted a 32-page application
For more info on Pathways, call 480-224-3902.
prior to a lengthy review process which included
For more about NAEYC accreditation, visit
HEAD OF THE CLASS: Hull Elementary in S. Chandler receives an
a tour of the school and visits with teachers and A+ distinction for academic excellence. www.naeyc.org
CUSD has received numerous A+ distinctions over the years, with Chandler High being one of the most
Each school receives $500 and a banner designating it as an A+ School.
Public school dress codes pleases many
Dress codes tend to be a controversial issue Locke also says “schools may have more restrictive cool as the next kid?’” claims Bastidas. “It takes away
among students, parents and teachers, challenging guidelines,” and some Chandler schools do, including any distractions.”
the balance between individual expression and the Galveston Elementary and San Marcos Elementary. According to Bastidas, teachers at the school love
security of common ground. In addition, the Chandler Traditional Academy (CTA) its dress code, most parents appreciate it and most
According to Terry Locke, public information offi cer schools enforce very specifi c guidelines for attire and students are fi ne with it until they start getting older
for the Chandler Unifi ed School District, the district’s grooming. and want to add what she calls “fl air.” The fact that the
policy includes the following: “Dressing in a manner Karina Bastidas, registrar at the CTA Independence CTA schools promote a dress code and not a uniform
that may result in a distraction or disruption of a campus, says the school’s dress code – allowing only allows some level of individuality, says Bastidas.
safe orderly school environment. Attire that suggests red, white and blue clothing, for example – appeals to “Although we’ve found that on the days when we
involvement in gang activity or any apparel that is many parents who would otherwise look to private or have free dress, the atmosphere is different and the
suggestive, obscene, lewd, shows vulgar language or charter schools for the more restrictive environment kids have a harder time focusing.”
symbols, or shows symbols or language relating to or they want.
promoting sex, drugs, tobacco or alcohol on clothing “For students, it really takes away from the stress
are prohibited.” of ‘What’s my neighbor wearing?’ or ‘Am I looking as
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