Title Author Date Description
Boston Public Schools' Autonomous Schools: 2014-15 Application Process & Deadlines Boston Public Schools 06/2013

This document outlines the application process and deadlines for those seeking to establish an autonomous school for the 2014-15 school year within the Boston Public Schools.

Baltimore City Public Schools' 10-Year Plan Baltimore City Public Schools 01/2013

In January 2013, Baltimore City Public Schools released a report on the conditions of the districts' buildings. This report is a deep analysis of the city's portfolio of buildings and a 10-year...

Denver SchoolChoice Grades 1-12 Denver Public Schools 12/2012

DPS families use this school enrollment application to choose any public school in the city—including charter schools and magnet schools. The new form reduced over 60 separate application...

Denver SchoolChoice Elementary Enrollment Guide 2013-14 Denver Public Schools 12/2012

This school enrollment guide helps families research their school options and complete a SchoolChoice Form. It provides data on each school, including school performance and growth.

Expanding Great Options 2012-13: High Quality Options for More Students Baltimore City Public Schools 07/2012

Frequently Asked Questions about Baltimore's Expanding Great Options Accountability Program

Introducing Colorado's Growth Model The National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment 07/2012

The Colorado Growth Model is both a statistical model to calculate each student's progress on state assessments and a tool for displaying student, school, and district results to educators and to...

Achievement First Residency Program for School Leadership - New Haven: Overview Achievement First 01/2012

This document provides an overview of the partnership between the New Haven Public Schools and Achievement First to develop the next generation of school leaders through a residency program at...

Denver School Performance Framework For Traditional And Charter Schools Denver Public Schools 09/2011

The School Performance Framework (SPF) measures school performance in terms of student achievement and overall organizational strength using a variety of longitudinal measures. SPF is also used to...

NYC DOE Organizational Chart 2016 06/2016
NYC DOE HS Progress Report 2011-2012 06/2016

New York City's 2011-2012 Progress Report, an annual school report card based on progress, performance, and school environment. The report also includes college and career readiness measures.

Oakland's School Performance Framework with School Site Councils 06/2016

Every Oakland public school has a School Site Council (SSC). The SSC's goal is continuous improvement that will close achievement gaps and accelerate student achievement at the school site. The...

Oakland's "How a school is measured by the School Performance Framework? 06/2016

This is a two page guide explaining how a school in the Oakland Unified School District is measured using the new School Performance Framework. The School Performance Framework provides a way to...

Lawrence Public Schools Turnaround: Year 1 results 06/2016

This document is a PowerPoint summarizing the results from the 1st year of turnaround schools in the Lawrence Public School District.

OPSB's Network Schools Performance Framework 06/2016

The Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) developed the comprehensive Performance Framework to ensure that each and every school is serving students with a high-quality public education. The...

Henry County's ASPIRE Teacher Leaders Prerequisites 06/2016

This document lays out prerequisites for teachers who wish to be leaders while remaining in the classroom.

Henry County's ASPIRE Prerequisites for Developing and Selecting High Performing Principals 06/2016

The L.E.A.D. program is designed to prepare the next generation of principals for Henry County Schools. The various training modules are customized to train candidates the “Henry County Way” so...

Indianapolis Public Schools' Innovation Restart Model Indianapolis Public Schools 03/2016

This is Indianapolis Public School's plan and timeline for their Innovation Restart Model is effective in the 2016-17 school year. A school that has been rated an ‘F’ and/or designated low-...

Cleveland Education Compact Cleveland Metropolitan School District 12/2015

The Cleveland Education Compact formalizes a partnership between Cleveland Metropolitan School District, charter school leaders, and local civic leaders.

Sample Principal Media Toolkit for IPS College Night Indianapolis Public Schools 04/2015

This media toolkit was provided to Indianapolis Public School principals to advertise the district's first-ever college information night. In the toolkit, you'll find promotional materials for...

Cincinnati Schools Accelerator CEO Job Description Bellwether Education Partners 03/2015

Bellwether Education Partners authored this CEO job description for the Cincinnati Schools Accelerator. This is a good example of a CEO position overview as well as key duties and responsibilities...

Denver Public Schools Charter Renewal 2014 Denver Public Schools 02/2015

This presentation covers the DPS 2014-15 charter and contract school renewal process, including rubric and standards being used for renewal analysis and the decision-making process.

Request for Application: Andrew H. Wilson Charter School New Orleans Recovery School District 01/2015

The RSD sought proposals from organizations interested in transforming Andrew H. Wilson Charter School. This RFA used a rubric that included parent and community member input.

Louisiana BESE Charter School Standards New Orleans Recovery School District 12/2014

This bulletin is established to set forth the requirements for applying for a charter to operate an independent public school, the principles and requirements of authorizing the operation of a...

Denver: Call For New Quality Schools Denver Public Schools 12/2014

The Call For New Quality Schools is published to provide context and information to launch the new school process each year. This website supplies the context of the vision and strategic plan for...

New Schools for Baton Rouge: Building and Mobilizing an Authentic Community Demand for Excellent Schools New Schools for Baton Rouge 08/2014

This one-pager relays early reflections and lessons learned from NSBR and MetroMorphosis about how to engage the community and attract excellent schools.

Denver Public Schools' Tiered Quality Assurance Overview Denver Public Schools 08/2014

DPS's Tiered Quality Assurance is a system of differentiated supports, oversight, strategic planning, and accountability measures that are aligned to push schools to dramatically improve or be...

Denver Public Schools' Strategic Regional Analysis Denver Public Schools 08/2014

The Strategic Regional Analysis (SRA) is a key planning document that supports the Denver Plan 2020 goal of having at least 80% of students attending SPF green or blue schools in every region. The...

Denver Public Schools' School Quality Framework and Rubric Denver Public Schools 06/2014

DPS's School Quality Framework was developed based on research and a study of best practices both nationwide and within other DPS departments. While the School Quality Framework includes a wide...

Spokane Collaboration Compact Spokane Public Schools, PRIDE Prep 04/2014

In this Spokane collaboration compact, the district and charter sector are working toward closing the achievement gap and ensuring that all students are prepared for a variety of post-secondary...

Tennessee Achievement School District's Principal Job Description Tennessee ASD 03/2014

This resource is an Elementary School Principal job description for the Tennessee Achievement School District.

Recovery School District's Differentiated Funding Formula New Orleans Recovery School District 03/2014

As a city, New Orleans recognizes that more must be done to ensure an excellent education for students with disabilities. This presentation highlights the revised differentiated funding formula...

Quality School Services Excellent Schools Detroit 03/2014

On this website, schools in Detroit are able to procure and rate services of external service providers.

Success Express: Transportation Innovation in Denver Public Schools Todd Ely, Paul Teske 02/2014

After years of setting the groundwork, Denver Public Schools (DPS) launched the Success Express shuttle bus service in Denver’s Near Northeast (NNE) and Far Northeast (FNE) regions in August 2011...

TOT Program: Financial Incentives to Teachers Who Take on Challenging Assignments NYC Department of Education 01/2014

In recognition of the challenges of teaching in their highest-need schools, the New York City Department of Education offers financial incentives to teachers who take on challenging assignments....

TeachNYC Select Recruits Program NYC Department of Education 01/2014

The Office of Teacher Recruitment and Quality (TRQ) selects top tier prospective teachers in shortage subject areas for a job search support program called TeachNYC Select Recruits.

iZone NYC NYC Department of Education 01/2014

iZone is a catalyst for 21st Century learning across the New York City Department of Education, (NYCDOE) the largest school district in the country, serving 1.1 million students in more than 1,700...

NYC Approach to Leadership: Principal Pipeline Partners NYC Department of Education 01/2014

This page highlights principal leadership programs in the NYC Department of Education.

Tulsa, OK District-Charter Collaboration Compact Tulsa Public Schools 01/2014
Franklin-McKinley High Quality Schools Compact Franklin-McKinley School District 12/2013

In this Franklin-McKinley Collaboration Compact, the district and charter schools, along with their community partners, are committing to dramatically increase the number of high performing seats...

Aldine Collaboration Compact Aldine Public Schools, YES Prep 11/2013

In this collaboration compact, Aldine Public Schools and YES Prep commit to: transforming low-performing seats into top-performing seats, creating a model of smarter district spending, empowering...

Baltimore's School Portfolio Review and Recommendations Baltimore City Public Schools 11/2013

Baltimore City Public Schools' published the School Portfolio Review and Recommendations for the 2013-2014 school year to highlight the programs offered in Baltimore, as well as recommendations...

Spring Branch ISD Communications Plan 2013-18 Spring Branch ISD 09/2013

The Spring Branch ISD Communication Department has developed a plan to guide communication strategies that support the district goal of T-2-4 and maintain community support.

Tennessee ASD New Schools Matching - 2014 August Update Tennessee ASD 08/2013

Explanation of TNASD's school matching process including timeline, council dates and events, advisory council list, phases of work, and bigger picture

Teacher Preparation Program Reports NYC Department of Education 08/2013

The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) has created the nation’s first ever district-level Teacher Preparation Program Reports, which analyze the quality, distribution, and retention of...

Academic Resources Guide: 2013-2014 School Year Cleveland Metropolitan School District 08/2013

This vendor directory, created by CMSD, highlights academic vendors and detailed overviews of their support services. Also included is a list of professional development opportunities for the 2013...

Internal Accountability System 2013 Spring Branch ISD 08/2013

This pie chart shows metrics that the district compiles at each grade level to help show progress toward their T-2-4 goal.

Achievement Advisory Council - The Basics Tennessee Achievement School District 05/2013

This document identifies the responsibilities, mission, selection process, and training of the Advisory Council for the Tennessee ASD. The Advisory Council is a group of Memphis community members...

NYC's Empowerment School Performance Agreement with Principals NYC Department of Education 04/2013

This is an empowerment agreement between New York City Department of Education and individual principals. The contract comes into effect in the 2006-2007 school year and carried through the 2009-...

Spotlight on Choice: Parent Opinions on School Selection in New Orleans Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives 01/2013

The Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives conducted a study with Parents who have children in the New Orleans Public School System. The goal was to understand how effective the school...

Excellent Schools Detroit Scorecard Excellent Schools Detroit 01/2013

This website helps families in Detroit know what the best school options are in their city and neighborhoods. Families can then apply to enroll their student in their top choices.

District of Columbia Public Schools Office of Human Capital: Principal Recruitment and  Selection DC Public Schools 01/2013

District of Columbia Public Schools' Office of Human Capital has developed the Principal Recruitment and Selection. This is a multi-faceted strategy bring in new talent to the district. The...

KIPP: Mid- and End-of-Year Evaluation for Assistant Principal/Dean KIPP Public Charter Schools 10/2012

Some KIPP schools use this evaluation tool to review an assistant principal or dean's progress on KIPP's Leadership Framework and Competency Model and their annual performance goals. The tool...

Strategic Regional Analysis Denver Public Schools 10/2012

In order to best understand and utilize data collected from each region, Denver Public Schools has developed a Strategic Regional Analysis. The annual analysis shows trends in performance,...

KIPP: Leadership Framework and Competency Model KIPP Public Charter Schools 10/2012

The KIPP Leadership Framework and Competency Model describes the competencies and behaviors considered most important to the performance of KIPP Executive Directors, Principals, Vice Principals/...

New Orleans Recovery School District Lease Agreement Louisiana Recovery School District 08/2012

This is a lease agreement between the Recovery School District and a charter operator. It outlines details about the property and facility in the agreement.

New Orleans Recovery School District Charter Memorandum of Understanding Louisiana Recovery School District 07/2012

This document is a memorandum of understanding between a charter school and a school district. In this document, the terms of the agreement between the two are outlined.

Los Angeles School Performance Framework Los Angeles Unified School District 07/2012

The School Performance Framework (SPF) is used to evaluate school performance in terms of student achievement using a variety of measures, both status and growth related. Status performance is...

New Orleans Recovery School District Superintendent's Policy: Admissions, Readmissions, and Transfers for all Students Recovery School District 07/2012

This document outlines the RSD's policies for admissions, readmissions, and transfers.

New Orleans District-Charter Collaboration Compact New Orleans Recovery School District 06/2012

In this New Orleans collaboration compact, the district and charter schools are working towards a universal enrollment system, a transparent facility assignment process, and a common school report...

Boston Public Schools and Uncommon Schools Lease Agreement Boston Public Schools 06/2012

In this agreement between BPS and Uncommon Schools, both parties agreed to the terms of sharing space, including operations and cost commitments.

Evaluation of Denver’s SchoolChoice Process for the 2011-12 School Year A+ Denver 06/2012

This report produced by Mary Klute at the Buechner Institute for Governance for A+ Denver analyzes Denver Public Schools' first round of school choice using a unified approach called SchoolChoice...

Tennessee ASD School Performance Framework Tennessee ASD 06/2012

Overview of the ASD School Performance Framework. Includes detailed criteria for evaluation, including financial, student composite score information, and growth expectations.

Public School Choice 4.0 Request For Proposals Los Angeles Unified School District 05/2012

In keeping with its commitment to provide high-quality education to all students, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is pleased to present the Request for Proposal (RFP) for schools...

Fair Student Funding & School Budget Resource Guide NYC Department of Education 05/2012

The Fair Student Funding and School Budget Resource guide for the New York City Department of Education.

Letter from Dr. Kishimoto to Senate President Pro Tempore Hartford Public Schools 05/2012

Hartford Public Schools’ (HPS) Superintendent Dr. Christina Kishimoto actively promoted the district’s legislative priorities, which aligned with agreements in their district-charter collaboration...

Spring Branch District-Charter Compact Governance: Background Information Spring Branch Independent School District 05/2012

Figuring out how to create effective cross-sector governance structures has been challenging in some compact cities. To help push the compact agreements forward, Spring Branch has formalized...

Chicago Common Enrollment Policy The Institute for Innovation in Public School Choice 05/2012

A final summary of the Chicago Single Application working group (CSA) market design recommendations for the new enrollment and choice process impacting rising 9th graders in the spring of 2013 in...

Spring Branch District-Charter Compact Governance FAQ Spring Branch Independent School District 05/2012

Figuring out how to create effective cross-sector governance structures has been challenging in some compact cities. To help push the compact agreements forward, Spring Branch has formalized...

Boston Compact Steering Committee Boston Public Schools 04/2012

Steering Committee reps set compact priorities, provide compact recommendations to the school board, and coordinate funding for implementation.

Expanding Great Options Year 4 Recommendations Baltimore City Public Schools 03/2012

This is a presentation by Baltimore City Public Schools to review the first 3 years of the Expanding Great Options Plan. Moving into year 4, BCPS created this presentation to outline the goals to...

Spring Branch ISD Campus Program Charter Contract with KIPP, Inc. Spring Branch ISD and KIPP, Inc. 03/2012

In this Campus Program Charter Contract, Spring Branch ISD and KIPP, Inc. agree to share space and services at Landrum Middle School.

Spring Branch ISD Campus Program Charter Contract with YES Prep Spring Branch ISD 03/2012

In this Campus Program Charter Contract, Spring Branch ISD and YES Prep agree to share space and services at Northbrook Middle School.

RSD New Orleans OneApp Enrollment Packet 2012-13 Louisiana Recovery School District 02/2012

New Orleans RSD launched OneApp in February 2012, one application for all 70 New Orleans RSD run schools, including charter and district schools. Families rank up to 8 schools. The district...

New Orleans Parents' Guide to Public School New Orleans Parents Guide 02/2012

The New Orleans Parents' Guide to Public School was created as a resource for parents to use in order to target and enroll in the right school for their child.

Boston District-Charter Collaboration Compact Boston Public Schools 12/2011

In this Boston collaboration compact, the district and charter schools are committing to a common accountability system and common enrollment system and charters are working to minimize...

The Philadelphia Great Schools Compact Unknown 12/2011

This is a compact between several educational organizations in the city of Philadelphia, including the School District of Philadelphia, the Mayor's Office on Education, and the Pennsylvania...

Spring Branch District-Charter Collaboration Compact Spring Branch Independent School District 12/2011

In this Spring Branch collaboration compact, the district and charter schools have committed to develop avenues for common leadership development, establish a common longitudinal data system, and...

Overview of the New Public School Enrollment Process Recovery School District 12/2011

This is a presentation given as the single application enrollment system was being rolled out in the Recovery School District. It explains some of the purposes/goals of the process, and basic...

School District of Philadelphia District-Charter Collaboration Compact School District of Philadelphia 11/2011

In this Philadelphia collaboration compact, the school district is committing to expand high-quality schools and hold accountable low-performing schools.

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District of Columbia Public Schools' Organizational Chart District of Columbia Public Schools 11/2011

This chart shows the organization of offices within District of Columbia Public Schools.

Chicago District-Charter Collaboration Compact Chicago Public Schools 11/2011

The Chicago collaboration compact will bring a unified system to the district, including a simplified and streamlined application process for all schools, and common performance measurements so...

Denver Middle School Performance Framework Rubric Denver Public Schools 09/2011

The School Performance Framework (SPF) is used to evaluate school performance in terms of student achievement and overall organizational strength using a variety of longitudinal measures. SPF is...

Central Falls District-Charter Collaboration Compact Central Falls School District 08/2011

In this Central Falls, RI, collaboration compact, the district and charter schools are committing to transform district and charter teacher evaluation and support systems, influence and inform...

Aspire-Empire School Districts Facilities Agreement Empire Unified School District 07/2011

This document is a lease agreement between Empire Union School District and Aspire Public Schools. This agreement outlines the responsibilities of both parties with regards to the facilities, food...

Samples of DCPS Scorecards Office of Special Education, Office of Human Capital, Office of the Chief Operating Officer) 01/2011

Samples of DCPS Scorecards is DC Public Schools's PowerPoint examples of how they measure progress of central office departments to deliver to schools.

Nashville District-Charter Collaboration Compact Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools 12/2010

In this Nashville-Davidson County collaboration compact, the district and charter schools have committed to create common high performing school indicators, share demographic and achievement data...

New York City District-Charter Collaboration Compact New York City Department of Education 12/2010

In this New York City collaboration compact, district and charter schools are working towards transparency regarding student mobility and achievement data, providing access to school district...

Sacramento District-Charter Collaboration Compact Sacramento City Unified School District 12/2010

In this Sacramento collaboration compact, the district and charter schools are committing to replicating high performing schools, creating an accountability framework for all schools, and co-...

Denver District-Charter Collaboration Compact Denver Public Schools 12/2010

In this Denver collaboration compact, district and charter schools are developing and implementing a common approach to enrollment across all schools, and ensuring that parents are informed about...

Hartford District-Charter Collaboration Compact Hartford Public Schools 12/2010

In this Hartford collaboration compact, the district and charter schools are committing to locate new schools in the highest-need areas and provide charters access to facilities.

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Los Angeles District-Charter Collaboration Compact Los Angeles Unified School District 12/2010

In this Los Angeles collaboration compact, district and charter schools will share new tools for teacher evaluation, strategies for recognizing highly effective teachers and principals, and...

Baltimore District-Charter Collaboration Compact Baltimore City Public Schools 12/2010

In this Baltimore collaboration compact, district and charter schools are working together to expand high-quality school options for all families.

Hartford Leadership Succession Policy Hartford Public Schools 10/2010

This succession policy is designed to prepare and plan for changes in superintendent leadership in the Hartford Public Schools. The intent of the policy is to sustain and promote consistent...

Transforming the High School Experience MDRC 06/2010

Since 2002, New York City has closed more than 20 underperforming public high schools, opened more than 200 new secondary schools, and introduced a centralized high school admissions process in...

New Haven Public Schools Teacher Contract New Haven Public Schools 10/2009

In 2009 New Haven Public Schools and the teachers' union signed this groundbreaking contract. The four-year deal included a small annual pay hike—and allowed the district to give merit bonuses,...

Milwaukee Public Schools: Fiscal Year 2008 Catalog for Chargeback/Buyback Services Milwaukee Public Schools 07/2008

The Milwaukee Public Schools Central Services Offices are organized to "provide services to enable and empower the Schools and Board to successfully achieve the anticipated outcomes." Services...

Ensuring Equal Opportunity in Public Education: How Local School District Funding Practices Hurt Disadvantaged Students and What Federal Policy Can Do About It Center for American Progress 06/2008

In this paper four different authors write about the inequality of funding of local schools by their own school districts and advocate for alternative funding policies to address this challenge....

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