School & District Systems
Teachers and administrators work hard every day in schools and districts that are structured to artificially rank and sort kids based on inaccurate data. To achieve equity of opportunity, we must reimagine our schedules, rethink how we group students and teachers, reassess where and how learning takes place, reexamine assessment requirements, and change the way students and teachers relate.
The Great Schools Partnership is here to help develop the practices, structures, and capacity of schools and districts to realize their vision for learning. Our strategies include:
Developed by the Great Schools Partnership, in collaboration with the New England Secondary School Consortium, this comprehensive, practical, and action-oriented resource for secondary schools is available in its entirety for free to all educators. The tool grew out of a recognition that national borders no longer define the knowledge, skills, and habits of mind that students need for success, and that New England’s high schools may need assistance reviewing learning standards, organizational structures, leadership models, teaching strategies, professional development, and student outcomes in relation to research on high-performing educational systems and research-based practices. Global Best Practices offers schools a practical, step-by-step process they can follow to assess their relative performance in critical areas and shape their school-improvement plans.