Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Elements of 'Portfolio' Strategy Taking Root in Some Districts

An excerpt from the article by Denisa Superville:
On the CRPE snapshot, New Orleans' Recovery School District and the Achievement School District in Tennessee took the top two spots (again), earning national exemplar status in six of the seven categories.
CRPE researchers found common factors among the districts that were doing well in implementing the portfolio approach.

"Top implementers have prioritized talent above other components, approaching it with intentionality, constancy, and rigor," they wrote. "In the most successful districts, efforts to develop talent are led by people with a vision of the end game who surround themselves with district staff, charter leaders, and community leaders who are creatively thinking about how to get there together."

Among the challenges portfolio districts continue to encounter: obstructive state laws and district contractual obligations.
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