Educating public school students comes with a barrage of challenges for school staff, students, and parents. Despite the challenges, effective development of the relationship between students and staff can help create school and classroom environments in which all students can succeed. A Comprehensive Approach to Education will foster positive relationships between students and staff. This strategy can effectively help to cultivate an appreciation for Education in even the most scholastically challenged schools.
Philadelphia public schools not only provide our students with an academic education, they serve as a crucial source in the development of the civic, social, and emotional competencies and skills of Philadelphia youth. The public education system is a critical component in cultivating student character, but it is by no means the only factor in developing the mental capacities of young people.
Working together, using the Search Institute’s Framework for Developmental Assets®, 40 research-based, positive experiences and qualities that influence young people’s development, parents, teachers, administrators, community leaders, and elected officials can help Public-School Students become caring, responsible, and productive adults.