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Top 50 Social Studies Department Chairperson Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Social Studies Department Chairperson. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Social Studies Department Chairperson resumes they appeared on. For example, 18.2% of Social Studies Department Chairperson resumes contained Curriculum Development as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Social Studies Department Chairperson actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for a Social Studies Department Chairperson:

1. Curriculum Development

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Here's how Curriculum Development is used in Social Studies Department Chairperson jobs:
  • Facilitated weekly pedagogical discussion regarding curriculum development.
  • Coordinated curriculum development for department personnel.

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2. Social Studies

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Here's how Social Studies is used in Social Studies Department Chairperson jobs:
  • Lead Social Studies instructor responsible for six member department whose students consistently score above district average for Texas Standardized Testing objectives.
  • Coordinated the development of curriculum and assessments with the district Social Studies Coordinator and facilitated implementation at the campus level.
  • Helped improve performance of social studies department as instructors through mentoring, professional development and observation.
  • Supervised Social Studies department teachers' instruction and their execution of curriculum.
  • Develop and facilitate parent/teacher conferences within the Social Studies department.
  • Interview prospective candidates for open Social Studies Department positions.
  • Serve as Mentor and lead instructor for Social Studies in my school cluster.
  • Mentored English teacher, Social Studies teacher, and Basic Skills teacher.
  • Coordinated the distribution of resources and information to the Social Studies Department.
  • Conduct Social Studies training for teachers in the Alternative Region.
  • Design and instruct the Social Studies curriculum for students.
  • Served as liaison between administration and Social Studies teachers.
  • Provided instructional support for the Social Studies Department.
  • Served as department head for Social Studies Department.
  • Assisted the human resources department with interviewing and recommending qualified candidates for social studies instructional positions.
  • facilitated social studies meeting with regard to curriculum, scheduling, and professional development.
  • Served as the point-of-contact, a resource, and advisor to the principal and teachers regarding social studies instructional programs.
  • Raised students' Social Studies iLEAP scores to top 1% of the entire state.
  • Designed full social studies curriculum and spearheaded implementation.
  • Lead Social Studies common planning * Development of common assessments * Facilitator of department meetings and policies

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3. US History

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4. Classroom Management

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Here's how Classroom Management is used in Social Studies Department Chairperson jobs:
  • Facilitated development of instruction programs, identified effective teaching strategies, and provided assistance with classroom management strategies.
  • Implemented classroom management skills that allowed all students to participate and become engaged in instruction.
  • Utilized evidence base research on classroom management techniques to improve student behavior.
  • Created and delivered classroom management professional developments for all teachers.
  • Practiced effective classroom management strategies.
  • Modeled teaching methods and strategies, as well as classroom management approach, to faculty through individual coaching and consultative training.
  • Implemented a strict and consistent environment that ensured classroom management was maintained and class rules were followed.
  • Mentored new and tenured staff members to improve delivery of instruction and classroom management.
  • Established curriculum, maintained attendance and grade records, while providing strong classroom management.
  • Provided teachers with the support needed for maximum classroom management.
  • Key Contributions: Earned high marks for teaching quality, lesson plans, classroom management, and integrating technology into instruction.

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5. Instructional Materials

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Here's how Instructional Materials is used in Social Studies Department Chairperson jobs:
  • Coached teachers to correlate and begin aligning Common Core with their instructional planning and instructional materials.
  • Provided guidance in the selection of textbooks and other instructional materials and equipment.

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6. Department Chair

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Here's how Department Chair is used in Social Studies Department Chairperson jobs:
  • Organized field trips to, and built relationships with, the following institutions/organizations as department chair.
  • Served as Social Studies Department Chair, organizing the budget and purchasing for department.
  • Anticipated the Social Studies Department Chair role for the 2017-2018 school year
  • Served as the Social Studies Department Chairperson.

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7. Student Learning

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Here's how Student Learning is used in Social Studies Department Chairperson jobs:
  • Identify instructional technologies that facilitate student learning.
  • Developed Student Learning Objectives for District- wide Social Studies diagnostic testing.
  • Deliver versatile instruction, addressing student learning styles and abilities.
  • Collected data across the grade levels for analytical purposes to improve teacher instruction and student learning.

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8. Economics

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Here's how Economics is used in Social Studies Department Chairperson jobs:
  • Programmed online courses onto two different learning managements systems ~ Taught American history, world history, government and economics.
  • Teach Economics, World History, Civics and Geography to six heterogeneous classes of varying learning abilities and styles.
  • Developed and implemented thematic units based on state and national standards for Economics, and United States History.
  • Developed and delivered dynamic, rigorous lessons for high school economics classes.

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9. Lesson Plans

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Here's how Lesson Plans is used in Social Studies Department Chairperson jobs:
  • Supervised a team of professionals, and evaluated lesson plans for instructional integrity.
  • Incorporate technology into daily lesson plans.
  • Developed and implemented educational lesson plans.
  • Coordinated and executed lesson plans with the other co-teachers and reinforced the learning by providing individual and small group instruction.
  • Coordinate lesson plans with other reading teacher; integrate technology into classroom activities through use of dedicated student MacBooks.
  • Created and reviewed lesson plans from various teachers to make sure instruction was rigorous and differentiated.
  • Coordinate and manage yearly Title I Summer School program Develop daily lesson plans for at-risk students.
  • Adapted lesson plans to accommodate students that require various modifications for learning.
  • Monitored lesson plans for QCC objectives for all social studies classes.
  • Integrated competencies, goals, and objectives into lesson plans.
  • Observed and reviewed teachers and their lesson plans.
  • Design, develop, and adjust lesson plans.

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10. Geography

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Here's how Geography is used in Social Studies Department Chairperson jobs:
  • Evaluated student progress according to district and state criteria in geography, history and technology for middle school students.

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11. Special Needs

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12. Psychology

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13. Civics

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Here's how Civics is used in Social Studies Department Chairperson jobs:
  • Develop and implement engaging, effective lessons in 7th grade Civics for heterogeneous group of students.
  • Create and implement Civics Boot Camp a preparation program for 7 th -grade student taking the Civics End of Year Exam.

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14. Department Budget

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Here's how Department Budget is used in Social Studies Department Chairperson jobs:
  • Created effective and measurable course objectives, curriculum writing and managed department budget.
  • Facilitated monthly department meetings and managed department budget.
  • Organized meetings and maintained department budget Two-time Social Studies Curriculum Writing Chairperson
  • Prepared and monitored the social studies department budget; liaised with parents and the community concerning social studies instructional programs.

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15. Literacy

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Here's how Literacy is used in Social Studies Department Chairperson jobs:
  • Developed and implemented curriculum for Career and Computer Literacy classes emphasizing Microsoft Office.
  • Served as a valuable member of the School Advisory Council, Literacy Council, and the school leadership team.
  • Implemented reading fluency strategies in cooperation with the Reading Department and Literacy Council.
  • Provide Staff Development Instruction; Content Literacy, Curriculum Design* Evaluate Textbooks and Materials to Augment Classroom Instruction.

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16. Department Members

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Here's how Department Members is used in Social Studies Department Chairperson jobs:
  • Help other department members with professional development.
  • Collaborated with department members and administration on course direction and selection of a new textbook series.
  • Created a departmental vision statement with a subgroup of the department members.
  • Created an online database for social studies department members to share resources.
  • Trained department members in best practice models.
  • Worked with individual department members on the development of annual professional development plans, observation and goals.
  • Inventory of all department materials * Help interview potential department members.

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17. Grade Level

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Here's how Grade Level is used in Social Studies Department Chairperson jobs:
  • Instituted programs to focus on common language across grade levels in regards to rubrics and written work.
  • Grade levels 9-12 in Kansas, World, U.S. History, Geography, & American Government

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18. Sociology

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Here's how Sociology is used in Social Studies Department Chairperson jobs:
  • Restructured online courses in anthropology, psychology, and sociology using web-based readings and audio-visual materials.

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19. Oversaw

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Here's how Oversaw is used in Social Studies Department Chairperson jobs:
  • Developed curriculum at district level for new courses and oversaw implementation of graduation standard mapping.

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20. Content Areas

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21. American Government

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Here's how American Government is used in Social Studies Department Chairperson jobs:
  • Developed and implemented curriculum in World History/Geography, AP American Government, and Structured English Immersion American Government.

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22. State Standards

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Here's how State Standards is used in Social Studies Department Chairperson jobs:
  • Created Social Studies curriculum maps in alignment with new 2009 state standards.
  • Helped align district's social studies curriculum to meet state standards.

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23. Test Scores

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Here's how Test Scores is used in Social Studies Department Chairperson jobs:
  • Selected Accomplishments: Implement target performance goals to improve student achievement 20% improvement on test scores.

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24. Core Subjects

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25. Student Government

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26. SOL

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Here's how SOL is used in Social Studies Department Chairperson jobs:
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to forge solid partnerships with academic departments and administration.
  • Collaborated with teachers to find real solutions to challenges faced in the classroom, using data to drive decision making.
  • Led data team in analysis of student assessments, guided team solutions in areas in need of improvement.
  • Developed lesson plans in the areas of US History, World Geography Sheltered ESOL.
  • Led the department in SOL standards instruction, formative, and summative assessment
  • Led the social studies department to a 15% gain in scores on the 8th grade social studies SOL test.
  • Attend monthly leadership meetings Lead monthly department meetings Monitor department unit and lesson plans Help solve department-related concerns Secure department-related materials

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27. Community Service

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Here's how Community Service is used in Social Studies Department Chairperson jobs:
  • Organized and supervised performance of various community service/club fund raising activities.
  • Organized and led many community service activities.

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28. Data Analysis

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Here's how Data Analysis is used in Social Studies Department Chairperson jobs:
  • Led a department of 16 people through implementation of social studies curriculum, data analysis, and collaboration.

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29. Advisory Committee

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30. Colleges

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Here's how Colleges is used in Social Studies Department Chairperson jobs:
  • Chaired and participated in meetings involving accreditation for New England Association of School and Colleges.
  • Assist in formulating and leading large student groups to Quebec, Costa Rica, and local colleges and universities.

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31. Action Plans

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32. Current Events

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Here's how Current Events is used in Social Studies Department Chairperson jobs:
  • Utilize Internet for resources on current events, history, and literature to complement learning activities.

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33. Girls

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Here's how Girls is used in Social Studies Department Chairperson jobs:
  • Coached Varsity Football, Ice Hockey and Boys/Girls Varsity Tennis
  • Track Coach for Stone Mountain Middle School's Girls' Team.

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34. RTI

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Here's how RTI is used in Social Studies Department Chairperson jobs:
  • Managed and coordinated the handling of behavior reporting including incident reports, office referrals, behavior interventions and suspensions.
  • Provide instructional leadership and enhance articulation regarding curriculum alignment with institutional standards.
  • Participate in collaborative decision-making and problem-solving with other professionals to achieve student success
  • Led and participated in professional development training sessions above that required.
  • Scheduled regular site and multiple grade articulation throughout social studies departments.
  • Participated in course guide revision and curriculum implementation.
  • Participated in regular training courses to keep up-to-date with new teaching methods and developments in the field.
  • Led articulation of Social Studies Curriculum across grades and mentored other departments in the same process.
  • Certified to provide Advanced Placement and English as a Second Language instruction.
  • Received invitation to participate with the 4th Cohort of the Delaware Talent Cooperative
  • Participate in School Improvement to assess student data.
  • Participated in the interviewing and hiring of teachers.
  • Developed incentives to keep participants in class.
  • Serve as Judge for the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Arts, Poetry and Prose Contest (high school).
  • Coordinated the development of curriculum for the department Participated in the supervision and evaluation of certified personnel.
  • Performed teacher observations using the Georgia Teacher Evaluation Program Certified GTEP Evaluator.
  • developed, expanded and coordinated the Certificated Program in Chemical Dependency.
  • Participate in Florida Department of Education required reading trainings and workshops.
  • Organized articulation with feeder middle schools to discuss common core standards and skills based lesson plans for curricular consistency and development.
  • Promoted the AP curriculum through addition of new classes and increased student participation.

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35. Powerpoint

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Here's how Powerpoint is used in Social Studies Department Chairperson jobs:
  • Used technology, such as PowerPoint and the internet, for notes and activities.

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36. Community Outreach

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Here's how Community Outreach is used in Social Studies Department Chairperson jobs:
  • Coordinate Community Outreach Programs for Student Civc Involvement.
  • Served on administrative leadership taskforce focusing on student achievement, school climate, and community outreach.

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37. Common Assessments

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Here's how Common Assessments is used in Social Studies Department Chairperson jobs:
  • Develop and implement common assessments.

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38. Public Schools

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39. Staff Members

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Here's how Staff Members is used in Social Studies Department Chairperson jobs:
  • Served as district social studies department chair with a total of 5 staff members.
  • Generated academic schedules for more than 900 students and 70 staff members.
  • Organized coaching staff meeting for entire basketball program to provide direction and continuity amongst staff members 5.

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41. Course Materials

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42. IEP

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Here's how IEP is used in Social Studies Department Chairperson jobs:
  • Attend parent conferences, faculty and team meetings, IEP meetings and district-wide professional development.
  • Worked cooperatively with special education teachers to modify curricula for special education students according to Individual Education Plans (IEPs).
  • Supervised the only department at Fenger to be 100% compliant with all document submission including IEP's.
  • Conducted team development of instruction for students with IEPs and 504 plans.

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43. Prospective Teachers

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Here's how Prospective Teachers is used in Social Studies Department Chairperson jobs:
  • Interviewed prospective teachers to identify excellent candidates, and developed strategies to increase staff retention.
  • Interviewed prospective teachers Served as the liaison between the leadership team and the department as well as administration and the department.

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44. Annual Budget

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Here's how Annual Budget is used in Social Studies Department Chairperson jobs:
  • Administered the annual budget for the Social Studies Department, including purchase orders, prioritizing expenditures, and cost comparisons.

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45. EOC

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46. High Schools

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Here's how High Schools is used in Social Studies Department Chairperson jobs:
  • Developed and implementing curriculum that insures an unbroken continuum between the CMSA middle and high schools.

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47. New Programs

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Here's how New Programs is used in Social Studies Department Chairperson jobs:
  • Appraised department training needs and developed new programs based the curriculum and content.

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48. Sacs

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49. Monthly Department Meetings

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50. Graduation Rate

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Here's how Graduation Rate is used in Social Studies Department Chairperson jobs:
  • Partnered with technology initiatives to equip classrooms with state-of-the-art computers and multimedia Technology that resulted in record-breaking graduation rates.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Social Studies Department Chairperson

Curriculum Development

21.3%

Social Studies

18.9%

US History

12.1%

Classroom Management

7.8%

Instructional Materials

6.4%

Department Chair

4.1%

Student Learning

4.0%

Economics

3.4%

Lesson Plans

3.3%

Geography

3.1%

Special Needs

2.0%

Psychology

1.8%

Civics

1.8%

Department Budget

1.6%

Literacy

1.6%

Department Members

1.6%

Grade Level

1.5%

Sociology

1.4%

Oversaw

1.3%

Content Areas

1.0%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Social Studies Department Chairperson

Rank Skill
1 Curriculum Development 18.2%
2 Social Studies 16.2%
3 US History 10.3%
4 Classroom Management 6.6%
5 Instructional Materials 5.5%
6 Department Chair 3.5%
7 Student Learning 3.4%
8 Economics 2.9%
9 Lesson Plans 2.8%
10 Geography 2.6%
11 Special Needs 1.7%
12 Psychology 1.5%
13 Civics 1.5%
14 Department Budget 1.4%
15 Literacy 1.4%
16 Department Members 1.4%
17 Grade Level 1.3%
18 Sociology 1.2%
19 Oversaw 1.1%
20 Content Areas 0.9%
21 American Government 0.9%
22 State Standards 0.8%
23 Test Scores 0.8%
24 Core Subjects 0.8%
25 Student Government 0.7%
26 SOL 0.7%
27 Community Service 0.6%
28 Data Analysis 0.6%
29 Advisory Committee 0.6%
30 Colleges 0.5%
31 Action Plans 0.5%
32 Current Events 0.5%
33 Girls 0.5%
34 RTI 0.4%
35 Powerpoint 0.4%
36 Community Outreach 0.4%
37 Common Assessments 0.4%
38 Public Schools 0.4%
39 Staff Members 0.4%
40 US Army 0.4%
41 Course Materials 0.4%
42 IEP 0.4%
43 Prospective Teachers 0.4%
44 Annual Budget 0.3%
45 EOC 0.3%
46 High Schools 0.3%
47 New Programs 0.3%
48 Sacs 0.3%
49 Monthly Department Meetings 0.3%
50 Graduation Rate 0.3%
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