Success Stories

Educational equity is a guiding principle that must inform all school improvement efforts. Though these efforts are ongoing, we love celebrating the successes our partner schools have along the way.

Success may look different in each of the schools or districts that we work, but each collaborative relationship is built on the same foundation: a coaching model that comprises research-based practices that improve student aspirations, achievement, and outcomes.

Learn more about our coaching model or choose a school or district below to read their story.

OUR COACHING MODEL

The Great Schools Partnership uses a coaching model to guide our support for schools, districts, and communities. Our coaches work with our partner schools to customize strategies that are drawn from our model and determine the most appropriate entry points. While no two partners are the same, we are committed to supporting every school or district in these essential components as they work (or as we work together) toward educational equity.

Our coaching model comprises five strands: school and district systems; teaching and learning; professional learning groups; leadership; and community engagement. To see the specific strategies within each strand, please make a selection below.

  • School & District Systems
  • Girl Student Teaching & Learning
  • Professional Learning Groups
  • Leadership
  • Community Engagement

Strategic planning and guidance

Long-term visioning with community engagement

Policy development and implementation support

School culture and climate analysis and improvement

Equity-centered organizational design

Educator networks and resource sharing

Elements of Effective Instruction implementation

Curriculum, lesson, and unit design

Equitable and culturally relevant instructional practices

Assessment design

Assessment and scoring calibration

Data-driven instructional design

Build a culture of professional learning and growth

PLG facilitator training

PLG facilitator support

PLG systems support

PLG facilitation

Action plan development and implementation

Leadership skills development

Communication, messaging, and engagement

Shared leadership practices

School culture and climate analysis and improvement

Establish and support community coalitions

Elevate student, family, and community voices

  • Strategic planning and guidance
  • Long-term visioning with community engagement
  • Policy development and implementation support
  • School culture and climate analysis and improvement
  • Equity-centered organizational design
  • Educator networks and resource sharing

  • Elements of Effective Instruction implementation
  • Curriculum, lesson, and unit design
  • Equitable and culturally relevant instructional practices
  • Assessment design
  • Assessment and scoring calibration
  • Data-driven instructional design

  • Build a culture of professional learning and growth
  • PLG facilitator training
  • PLG facilitator support
  • PLG systems support
  • PLG facilitation

  • Action plan development and implementation
  • Leadership skills development
  • Communication, messaging, and engagement
  • Shared leadership practices
  • School culture and climate analysis and improvement

  • Establish and support community coalitions
  • Elevate student, family, and community voices

SCHOOL & DISTRICT STORIES

Redesigning a learning system requires context-based, local, and comprehensive solutions that change our beliefs, our culture, and our actions. Over the past 12 years, the Great Schools Partnership has helped schools and districts across New England and the country engage in this work.

Here are a few or their stories.

Educational Equity

RSU-10 Western Foothills
Maine


In pursuit of educational equity, RSU-10 Western Foothills took an inclusive approach to their equity work, using district- and school-based strategies to engage a wide variety of stakeholders.

Portrait of a Graduate

Springfield Public Schools
Massachusetts


Learn how Springfield Public Schools developed a Portrait of a Graduate: a collective vision of the skills and attributes students need to find success in college and in their future careers.

Community Engagement

New Bedford Public Schools
Massachusetts


With an ongoing influx of diverse families, leaders of New Bedford Public Schools knew they faced significant challenges—and opportunities—to build stronger home and school connections to improve student outcomes . . .

Community Engagement

Lowell Public Schools
Massachusetts


In such a diverse and dynamic community, whose voices have power and whose are diminished? And how can the student body provide more input into the decision-making process?

Interested In Learning More? Let's Talk.

Personalized, equitable, and student-centered education is too important to put aside. Together, we can improve learning for all your students.

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