Recently, the good folks at the Center for Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) put out a “Portfolio Implementation Snapshot & Comparison” that got our attention. The snapshot rated districts’ progress against CRPE’s 7 components of a portfolio strategy: Good options and choices for all families School autonomy Pupil-based funding for schools Talent-seeking strategy Sources of support […]
“Data-driven decision making” has become a catchy phrase in education, and with good reason. Objective information about student performance—for example, whether kids are learning faster, slower, or right on pace—should always inform decisions about how teachers, schools, and districts support learning. At the Achievement School District (ASD), we believe in taking this approach to everything […]
This week, a new story was written on Memphis and the work of the ASD: In Memphis, City Schools are at the Epicenter of Controversial Changes. We encourage you to read it, along with these two pieces: Crucible of Change in Memphis as State Takes on Failing Schools, from the New York Times, and Remaking […]
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