Title Author Date Description
BPS 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 its building portfolio and a 10-year plan for...

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.

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...

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

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

This document provides and 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) is used to evaluate school performance in terms of student achievement and overall organizational strength using a variety of longitudinal measures. SPF is...

Agreement and Partnership between Denver Public Schools and Denver Classroom Teachers Association Denver Public Schools 09/2008

These documents highlight the Denver Agreement between Denver Public Schools and Denver Classroom Teachers Association, the teachers union.

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...

Baton Rouge's Proposal for a System of Excellent Schools in Baton Rouge - Model Legislation 06/2016

This is a model legislation written by New Schools for Baton Rouge in support of the Portfolio Strategy to provide excellent schools to all students. To provide a high-quality education to every...

Can States Take Over and Turn Around School Districts? Evidence from Lawrence, MA 06/2016

In this paper, we study the impact of state takeover and district-level turnaround in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Takeover of the Lawrence Public School (LPS) district was driven by the state’s...

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...

OPSB's Annual Report: Data Supplement (2016) 06/2016

A one-pager created by OPSB that provides data on each school's student populations. Breaking down enrollment, gender, ethnicity, ELL, FRL, SPED, and Gifted/Talented.

OPSB & RSD's Parents' Guide 06/2016

This is the 10th annual Parents' Guide for OPSB schools (2016). The catalog can be shipping to the family, picked up, or downloaded off the OPSB website. The guide provides information on who is...

Henry County's ASPIRE Teacher Leaders Prerequisites 06/2016

Teacher leadership is crucial and essential to the success of any school. The highest performing schools usually have a cadre of outstanding teachers who assist the principal in leadership...

Henry County's ASPIRE Prerequisites for L.E.A.D. Cohort 06/2016

The L.E.A.D. program is designed to prepare the next generation of principals/district-level administrators for Henry County Schools. The various training modules are customized to train...

L.E.A.D. Performance Task - Case Study 06/2016

This is a case study performance task done by the Henry County L.E.A.D. cohort to facilitate conversation around leadership strategy and development.

NYC DOE Org 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 Contract Waiver Process 06/2016

This document was created in 2000 by Oakland Unified School District to define the process of establishing waivers for contracts and policies.

Oakland's School Performance Framework Report Guide 06/2016

This is a two page document helps to walk a parent through how to read the SPF Report.

Oakland's "What is the School Performance Framework?" - Two Pager 06/2016

Two pager from Oakland Unified School District explaining the School Performance Framework using infographics. The documents provides a definiition of the framework, what the goal is, and the data...

Innovation Restart Model Indianapolis Public Schools 03/2016

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

Cleveland Education Compact Cleveland Metropolitan School District 12/2015

The Cleveland Education Compact builds upon the current efforts of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, charter school leaders, and local civic leaders, to improve education for all...

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...

DPS 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...

DPS 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...

DPS 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...

Building the Bench Teach for America 08/2014

This presentation, given at the January 2014 Portfolio meeting by Ellen Winn and Hilary Lewis, explains Teach for America's approach on educational leadership.

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

Read about early reflections and lessons learned from NSBR and MetroMorphosis about how to engage the community and attract excellent schools.

DPS 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...

Denver Charter School Purchased Services Agreement Denver Public Schools 06/2014

According to Colorado state law, charter schools may contract with the district for direct purchase of district services in addition to those included in central administrative overhead costs....

Memorandum of Agreement in Transformative Practice Central Falls School District, Rhode Island College 05/2014

This document outlines the partnership between the Central Falls School District and Rhode Island College Innovation Lab. This partnership aims to be a catalyst for creating new models of learning...

A Fine Balance David Cicarella 04/2014

David Cicarella, the head of the New Haven Federation of Teachers, shares how union members and the New Haven School District worked together to create a new teacher evaluation system.

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...

TN ASD Principal Job Description Tennessee ASD 03/2014

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

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.

RSD 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...

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...

School Design Support (Draft) Cleveland Metropolitan School District 01/2014

This presentation explains what Student Based Budgeting is. It also provides examples of successful implementation of SBB in other schools, explanation of supports provided during roll-out,...

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.

Teacher Incentive Fund NYC Department of Education 01/2014

The Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grant was awarded to the DOE in September 2012 by the U.S. Department of Education to implement and refine a teacher career pathway in select high-need middle...

NYC DOE Leadership Pathways NYC Department of Education 01/2014

This page on the NYC DOE website highlights information about the departments approach to leadership as well as leadership opportunities.

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...

Tulsa, OK District-Charter Collaboration Compact Tulsa Public Schools 01/2014
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.

Does Greater Autonomy Improve School Performance? Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Analysis in Chicago Matthew P. Steinberg 01/2014

School districts throughout the United States are increasingly providing greater autonomy to local public (non-charter) school principals. In 2005–06, Chicago Public Schools initiated the...

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...

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...

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...

SBISD 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.

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.

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

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...

Achievement Advisory Council Biographies Tennessee ASD 08/2013

Biographies of the new Achievement Advisory Council members.

Findings from the Survey Among Parents and Guardians in Skillman's Good Neighborhoods in Detroit KRC Research 08/2013

This document highlights the findings from the Skillman-funded messaging research among parents and guardians in Good Neighborhoods on the topic of school choice.

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...

Advance: NYC Teacher Evaluation and Development System NYC Department of Education 06/2013

Advance, New York City’s new system of teacher evaluation and development, was designed to provide the City’s teachers with accurate feedback on their performance and the support necessary to...

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-...

Parent and Community Grievance Resolution Policy and Procedures Tennessee ASD 03/2013

The Parent and Community Grievance Resolution Policy and Procedures outlines the process for a parent or community member to report a concern regarding a TN ASD school.

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...

Teacher Development: Middle School Leadership Internship NYC Department of Education 01/2013

The Middle School Leader Internship (MSLI) is a 5-week, full-time professional internship designed to provide teachers interested in entering or advancing in careers in school-level leadership...

DCPS 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...

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.

Great Philly Schools The Philadelphia School Partnership 10/2012

This online resource was designed to provide Philadelphia adults and students the information they need to make informed decisions about where to enroll in school. The continually developing site...

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/...

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,...

SmartChoices: A Digital Guide to Public School Choice in the Greater Hartford Region Achieve Hartford! 09/2012

Families in the Greater Hartford region face a growing number of public school choices, rising from the Sheff v. O'Neill regional school desegregation remedy and the Hartford Public School's all-...

Oakland Unified School District Blended Learning Pilot Rogers Family Foundation 09/2012

This document provides a summary of the blended learning pilot in four schools in the Oakland Unified School District. It includes the information about the goals, innovation, objectives, and...

Office of School, Family, and Community Partnerships Sacramento City Unified School District 08/2012

This document provides a detailed description of the Office of School, Family, and Community Partnership's programs and activities for parents.

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 RSD 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 RSD 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...

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...

Cleveland New & Innovative Schools Brochure Cleveland Metropolitan School District 06/2012

Brochure for parents and prospective students of all "New & Innovative" Schools in Cleveland Metropolitan School Districts.

BPS 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.

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.

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...

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...

The Efficacy of the LAUSD School Choice Initiative for Student Achievement Outcomes: Early Evidence from the First Year Center on Educational Governance - University of Southern California 05/2012

This paper examines the effectiveness of the Los Angeles Unified School Districts' Public School Choice Initiative reform in improving student achievement in the first year of its implementation...

City Schools' School Effectiveness Framework Baltimore City Public Schools 05/2012

Baltimore's School Effectiveness Framework helps determine whether a school is effective. Annually, schools are measured by key actions in four domains: Highly effective instruction, talented...

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...

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.

Empowering Parents: How Choice Education Informs Hartford Parents on Options for their Children Achieve Hartford! 05/2012

Achieve Hartford! operates the Choice Education Program to inform Hartford parents about the school options available to their children, while increasing their confidence to become more engaged in...

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...

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...

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...

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.

Achievement First Residency Program for School Leadership Seminar: Training Overview Achievement First 03/2012

This document provides an overview of residency seminars and pre- and post residency training.

Jefferson Parish School Board Presentation: Reorganization Proposal Executive Summary Jefferson Parish Public School System 03/2012

This presentation outlines the reorganization that will occur in the Jefferson Parish Public School System as the district transforms its management and support systems into the portfolio...

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.

Achievement First Residency Program for School Leadership: Resident Assessment Case Study Achievement First 03/2012

This is a sample case study on inter-visitation that applicants complete.

Achievement First Residency Program for School Leadership: 2012 Program Application Achievement First 03/2012

Potential AF residents use this application to apply to the program.

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...

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.

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...

Achievement First Residency Program for School Leadership: Resident Assessment Case Study Rubric Achievement First 02/2012

This is a sample rubric AF and Hartford Public School leaders use to evaluate applicants' case study on inter-visitation.

Achievement First Residency Program for School Leadership Seminar: Framework Achievement First 02/2012

AF seminars provide training and practice in key areas of school leadership, including school culture, instruction, staff leadership, and setting direction and vision. This document provides the...

New Orleans-Style Education Reform Public Impact/New Schools for New Orleans 01/2012

New Schools for New Orleans (NSNO) commissioned this guide, in collaboration with the Louisiana Recovery School District and the Tennessee Achievement School District, to meet the Investing in...

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...

Achievement First Residency Program for School Leadership: Demo Lesson Achievement First 12/2011

AF and Hartford Public Schools leaders use this rubric to evaluate potential residents on a sample lesson.

School Performance Index: A Comprehensive Measurement System For All Schools The School District of Philadelphia 12/2011

This is a PowerPoint presentation that explains the School Performance Index used by the School District of Philadelphia. The presentation explains the index, its components, and how it is used....

Achievement First Residency Program for School Leadership: New Staff Training Agenda Achievement First 12/2011

This agenda provides an example of week 1 training for new residents.

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...

Achievement First Residency Program for School Leadership: Sample Job Description Achievement First 12/2011

This is a sample given to residents and their host principals as they determine what the resident's job responsibilities should be while at the school.

DCPS 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...

Letter from Dr. Kishimoto to the Commissioner of Education Hartford Public Schools 11/2011

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

Chicago School Action Guidelines Jean-Claude Brizard, Chicago Public Schools 11/2011

Published guidelines to help the public and all interested stakeholders better
understand the criteria for school actions. These guidelines are consistent with the recently enacted Illinois...

School District of Philadelphia: Long Range Facilities Plan The School District of Philadelphia 11/2011

One of the major initiatives under the School District of Philadelphia’s strategic plan, Imagine 2014, is the creation of a Facilities Master Plan (FMP) which will be a comprehensive, expandable,...

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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Achievement First Residency Program for School Leadership: Organizational Chart Achievement First 11/2011

This chart shows who within the district and charter organizations oversee the residency program.

Denver Alternative 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...

Denver Elementary School Performance Framework 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...

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...

Denver High 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...

Austin Independent District-Charter Collaboration Compact Austin Independent School District 08/2011

In this Austin collaboration compact, the school district is committing to improve student achievement through the development of in-district charter schools.

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...

Achievement Fist Residency Program for School Leadership: Curriculum Description New Haven Public Schools/Achievement First 01/2011

Description of the Achievement First/New Haven Schools Leadership Residency Program. Implementation of this program has started in Hartford.

Achievement First Residency Program for School Leadership - Hartford: Overview Achievement First/New Haven Public Schools 01/2011

Description of the Achievement First/New Haven Schools Leadership Residency Program. Implementation of this program has started in Hartford.

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.

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.

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...

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...

Spring Branch ISD 2010 First Yr Academic Report University of Texas at Austin 09/2010

This is data provided to Spring Branch ISD by UT-Austin. While it is not as complete as the prototype that SBISD created with Houston Community College (see "HSbyISD") it did show SBISD some...

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...

Taking Ownership: Our Pledge to Educate All of Detroit's Children Excellent Schools Detroit 03/2010

This education plan outlines Detroit's strategies to enforce accountability in schools, create excellent schools for every child, and recruit and develop the best school leaders and teacher.

2010 Denver Plan: Strategic Vision and Action Plan Denver Public Schools 03/2010

Denver Public Schools wrote this Strategic Vision and Action Plan for the district to become a more classroom centered district. Acknowledging that all elements of student, teacher, and parent...

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,...

Understanding Your Child's Academic Progress Colorado Department of Education and the Center for Assessment, Inc. 09/2009

This document is provides to help parents better understand their child's academic progress under the Colorado Growth Model. It breaks down how the model determines a student's level of...

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....

Aspire-Oakland Unified Facilities Agreement Oakland Unified School District 09/2007

This agreement outlines the legal and administrative responsibilities between the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) and Aspire Public Schools in regard to Aspire using space in an OUSD...

DCPS Facilities Agreement District of Columbia Public Schools 04/2004

In this agreement between DCPS and See Forever Foundation, both parties commit to replicating the success of the Maya Angelou Public Charter School. The charter school will occupy district space...

HSbyISD--Prototype Spring Branch ISD

This is the prototype "report card" SBISD worked with Houston Community College to create. It will be populated it with our real data in the future. SBISD intends to use this with as many other...

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