Interesting, succinct summary of the Portfolio School Districts Project’s latest meeting, organized by Paul Hill’s, now Robin Lake’s, Center for Reinventing Public Education. Big takeaways: the importance of having a “portfolio mindset,” of innovating from the school level up, and of working together, traditional districts and public charters, as part of the same urban portfolio.…read more
No child should have to attend a school that for years has failed to improve student outcomes. Fortunately, most of the country seems to agree on this, and lately I spend far less time convincing folks that something has to change. Unfortunately, there’s not a ton of agreement about what exactly should change, and in…read more
We’re past the halfway point of the expanded $3.5 billion School Improvement Grant (SIG) program for school turnaround — a good time to take a thoughtful look at what’s working, what’s not, and what’s possible. To that end, today we kick off a multi-month Turnaround Forum — a series of issue briefs, blogs, and email…read more
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