On January 11, 2018, teams from the five Gateway City school districts participating in the Gateway to College Success (GCS) Network, for which Mass Insight Education serves as the hub, gathered in Marlborough to review the progress to date and plan their next steps. The Cross-District Convening included leadership and instructional teams from Fitchburg, Holyoke,…read more
This month, we’re holding off on our news round-up until after Election Day (remember to get out and vote!). Instead, today’s post will focus on an event Mass Insight Education hosted last week for its College Success Communities. Last week, we hosted a convening for six of our College Success Communities (CSCs) from Massachusetts, Rhode…read more
Last fall, the Mass Insight State Development Network (SDN) released a toolkit in which we identified the top ten “levers” that a State Education Agency (SEA) could use to strengthen and better support turnaround efforts at the school and district levels. The publication provided the reader with an in-depth understanding of each of the levers,…read more
In this post, Alison Segal and Larry Stanton (Senior Field Consultant at Mass Insight Education) reflect on the past two years of Mass Insight’s State Development Network. ——- Mass Insight began working with state education agencies (SEAs) on school turnaround in 2011, hosting occasional conference calls with interested SEA turnaround leaders. In 2012, we formalized…read more
The U.S. Department of Education recently launched an online School Turnaround Learning Community, available for any individuals with an interest in school turnaround. The site offers access to groups based on your interests, discussion boards, webinars, chat events, links to other resources, and a search option to view and network with users. Overall, the new…read more
Gone are the days when the state education agencies (SEAs) served only as financial pass-throughs and compliance monitoring entities. From the passage of NCLB, to the revision of the SIG program, and now to the ESEA waiver, there is no doubt that the SEA’s role is now more important than ever before. Today these agencies…read more
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