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Iyengar, Nithin; Lewis-LaMonica, Kate; Perigo, Mike – Bridgespan Group, 2017
It is widely understood that school districts face significant barriers to designing and implementing sustained improvements in chronically underperforming schools. In particular, the size and complexity of urban districts pose daunting challenges to advance significant reform efforts, despite glaring need. A new wave of district-led…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Innovation, School Turnaround, Social Mobility
Iyengar, Nithin; Lewis-LaMonica, Kate; Perigo, Mike – Bridgespan Group, 2017
This article is part of a Bridgespan Group research project that focuses on a new wave of district-led "innovation zones" that holds promise to overcome the challenges of turning around failing schools and deliver significant improvements in student outcomes. This new wave provides a subset of district schools with control over staffing,…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, School Turnaround, Public Schools, School Districts
Iyengar, Nithin; Lewis-LaMonica, Kate; Perigo, Mike – Bridgespan Group, 2017
This article is part of a Bridgespan Group research project that focuses on a new wave of district-led "innovation zones" that holds promise to overcome the challenges of turning around failing schools and deliver significant improvements in student outcomes. This new wave provides a subset of district schools with control over staffing,…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, School Districts, School Turnaround, School District Autonomy
Iyengar, Nithin; Lewis-LaMonica, Kate; Perigo, Mike – Bridgespan Group, 2017
This article is part of a Bridgespan Group research project that focuses on a new wave of district-led "innovation zones" that holds promise to overcome the challenges of turning around failing schools and deliver significant improvements in student outcomes. This new wave provides a subset of district schools with control over staffing,…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, School Districts, School Turnaround, School District Autonomy
Iyengar, Nithin; Lewis-LaMonica, Kate; Perigo, Mike – Bridgespan Group, 2017
This article is part of a Bridgespan Group research project that focuses on a new wave of district-led "innovation zones" that holds promise to overcome the challenges of turning around failing schools and deliver significant improvements in student outcomes. This new wave provides a subset of district schools with control over staffing,…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Public Schools, School Districts, School Turnaround
Iyengar, Nithin; Lewis-LaMonica, Kate; Perigo, Mike – Bridgespan Group, 2017
This article is part of a Bridgespan Group research project that focuses on a new wave of district-led "innovation zones" that holds promise to overcome the challenges of turning around failing schools and deliver significant improvements in student outcomes. This new wave provides a subset of district schools with control over staffing,…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, School Districts, School Turnaround, School District Autonomy
Iyengar, Nithin; Lewis-LaMonica, Kate; Perigo, Mike – Bridgespan Group, 2017
This report summarizes the Bridgespan's Group latest research project, "School District Innovation Zones: A New Wave of District-Led Efforts to Improve Economic Mobility." The report focuses on a new wave of district-led "innovation zones" that holds promise to overcome the challenges of turning around failing schools and…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, School Turnaround, Philanthropic Foundations, Partnerships in Education
Bridgespan Group, 2015
Eric Schwarz cofounded Citizen Schools in 1995 to offer Boston students living in low-income communities the opportunity to participate in apprenticeships in a variety of careers. Twenty years later, Citizen Schools has served more than 50,000 mostly middle-school students in seven states coast-to-coast, engaging some 40,000 volunteer…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Educational Experience, Social Services, Extended School Day
Pritzker, J. B.; Bradach, Jeffrey L.; Kaufmann, Katherine – Bridgespan Group, 2015
When every child has the opportunity to meet his or her full potential, families, communities, and the nation's economic future strengthens. Remarkably, one in four American children come from low-income families and enter kindergarten not ready to learn and, as a result, fall behind from the very start. The nation pays a heavy price through…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Readiness, Early Childhood Education, Child Development
Belton, Andrew; Berner, Murrayl; Doyle, Betsy; Perigo, Mike – Bridgespan Group, 2014
Philanthropists across the country have long supported local schools and even funded new ones--primarily charters. These investments make a difference, sometimes a big one. At best, however, these are small-scale successes compared to the challenge of improving educational outcomes and life prospects for students across a whole district. The…
Descriptors: Private Financial Support, Philanthropic Foundations, Partnerships in Education, Educational Change
Rodde, Amy Coe; McHugh, Lija – Bridgespan Group, 2013
The Common Core State Standards, adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia, raise the bar for what students need to learn at each stage of their K-12 education. The goal is to better prepare students for college and careers. The most important thing that education leaders can do to help the Common Core succeed is to support teachers in…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Alignment (Education), Educational Improvement, Case Studies
Doyle, Betsy; Iyengar, Nithin – Bridgespan Group, 2013
In June 2012, Green Dot Public Schools and The Bridgespan Group convened a small group of education leaders focused on high school turnaround and transformation. This report explores some of what was learned about problems of practice and potential solutions--all toward the ultimate goal of college and career readiness for every student. The…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, High Schools, Educational Change, Educational Practices
Jolin, Michele; Schmitz, Paul; Seldon, Willa – Bridgespan Group, 2012
Communities face powerful challenges--a high-school dropout epidemic, youth unemployment, teen pregnancy--that require powerful solutions. In a climate of increasingly constrained resources, those solutions must help communities to achieve more with less. A new kind of community collaborative--an approach that aspires to significant,…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Employment Qualifications, Career Development, Job Skills
Seldon, Willa; Jolin, Michele; Schmitz, Paul – Bridgespan Group, 2012
Communities face powerful challenges that require powerful solutions: a high-school dropout epidemic, youth unemployment, teen pregnancy. In an era of limited resources, those solutions must help communities to achieve more with less. A new kind of community collaborative--an approach that aspires to significant community-wide progress by…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Career Development, Job Skills, Success
Seldon, Willa; Jolin, Michele; Schmitz, Paul – Bridgespan Group, 2012
Communities face powerful challenges that require powerful solutions: a high-school dropout epidemic, youth unemployment, teen pregnancy. In an era of limited resources, those solutions must help communities to achieve more with less. A new kind of community collaborative--an approach that aspires to significant community-wide progress by…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Employment Qualifications, Career Development, Job Skills
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