As National School Choice Week comes to a close, Christine Campbell reflects on the Portfolio Network meeting in Memphis on school choice and the fact that school choice can mean different things to different people.
Portfolio School District Network Meeting - January 2013
This was the 8th CRPE gathering of school district leaders who are implementing the portfolio strategy, and each meeting connects those working on similar issues to share new ideas and push each other forward. Meeting materials available below, check back soon for session summaries and videos.
The main focus of this meeting was human capital—at the school, district, and charter level. The talent strategy is a key but complex portfolio component. We featured new ideas on transforming HR and creative strategies districts and charters are using to attract and grow talent.
We have a number of relevant resources available online: CRPE's groundbreaking work on human capital issues includes the report, Talent Management in Portfolio Districts, along with a number of other publications. Network members have generously shared their own documents, including teacher contracts, information on residency programs and leadership succession policies, and district-charter compacts, all available here.
Portfolio School District Network Meetings are a great way to learn about new approaches and make important connections. We encourage city teams to come - district leadership teams, school board members, charter school leaders, mayors, and local philanthropy.
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