School & District Management Most Improvement Networks Fall Short, But They Can Help Districts Adapt to New Problems
A study of school improvement networks finds they fall short when it comes to developing solutions from one school that apply elsewhere.
School & District Management Video Great to Greater How the Best Schools and Education Systems Keep Getting Better — Douglas Reeves
Although many schools and educational systems make improvements, the typical outcome, after several years, is a plateau in performance. In this hourlong discussion with attendees at Education Week’s Leaders To Learn From event in Washington, renowned speaker, researcher, and author Douglas Reeves discusses how to break through the plateau and achieve greater performance, touching on core competencies of “great to greater” schools. Reeves is the founder of Creative Leadership Solutions, a nonprofit with the mission to improve educational opportunities for students throughout the world using creative solutions for leadership, policy, teaching, and learning. He is also the founder of DouglasReeves.com, ChangeLeaders.com, and has created a non-profit called FinishTheDissertation.org, which helps doctoral students finish their dissertations via phone, Skype, or personal conferences. Watch other videos from the event: https://leaders.edweek.org/leaders-live-stream-2019/
Equity & Diversity Opinion Using Continuous Improvement to Disrupt Inequity and Promote Deeper Learning
Educators from EL Education reflect on two years of efforts to promote equity to refine their practices and strengthen them moving forward.
School & District Management Video Continuous Improvement in a Nutshell
A new approach called "continuous school improvement" brings together everyone in the school community to understand the deeper, systemic causes of everyday problems and test ways to fix them. Schools are drawing from tools gleaned from business, medicine, and design. (June 29, 2018)
Every Student Succeeds Act Q&A Q&A: Making the Most of 'Continuous Improvement' in State ESSA Plans
Policy expert Dan Gordon talks with Education Week about how a continuous improvement approach can help states support low-performing schools, improve achievement across the board, and bolster the work of their own education agencies.
Every Student Succeeds Act Tailored Approaches: How State ESSA Plans Address 'Continuous Improvement'
Although the term isn’t specified in the Every Student Succeeds Act itself, some state plans for ESSA are embracing some form of “continuous improvement.”
School & District Management Video The Right Equipment to Solve a Playground Problem
It can be hard for school officials to notice patterns in day-to-day problems and address their underlying causes. But when the nurse at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School in Menomonee Falls, Wis., noticed a sudden rise in playground injuries, the school used problem-solving strategies learned in its continuous improvement initiative to get to the bottom of it.
School & District Management A School-Improvement Guidebook: Build Partnerships
To establish a culture of continuous improvement, teachers need the space to be vulnerable, explains assistant principal Maggie Norris.
School & District Management A School-Improvement Guidebook: Embrace Honest Feedback
Emily Moyes reflects on how working with a trusted PLC and instructional coach has helped her become a better teacher.
School & District Management Opinion An Inside Look at School Improvement (Perspectives)
What does continuous improvement look like in practice? One school community shares insights from its innovative model.