- Dr. Pat Murphy, Superintendent, Arlington Public Schools; Members of Arlington County School Board
- United States of America
Arlington Public Schools (APS) are facing severe budget cuts, and its exemplary projects are at risk of elimination. K.W. Barrett Elementary School is fortunate to have two Exemplary Projects: Project Interaction and Project Discovery.
Project Interaction includes a Family Involvement component that seeks to integrate student’s families in the educational process, particularly immigrant families who do not speak English in the home. It also includes a Communication Arts/TV Studio component that permeates throughout the school in many different ways. The results of this very successful program are that Barrett is a cohesive community with families from all backgrounds who volunteer frequently and are involved in the school and surrounding community.
Project Discovery is at the heart of our science curriculum and makes Barrett the “other” science-focused school in Arlington. The Discovery Lab is a vibrant physical space where students go to learn about a myriad of topics through videoconferences, hands-on engineering projects, and visits from experts. The Project Discovery teachers are award-winning and incredibly dedicated – they know how to make science education fun and engaging for elementary students.
Please support continuation of Project Interaction and Project Discovery, as well as services for the gifted, at K.W. Barrett Elementary School, Arlington, Virginia.
These innovative and award-winning programs benefit every child, teacher, and member of Barrett's diverse neighborhood, and are integral to the school's and community's success.
The Save Barrett Elementary Programs petition to Dr. Pat Murphy, Superintendent, Arlington Public Schools; Members of Arlington County School Board was written by Jane Zimmerman and is in the category Education at GoPetition.