Amplifying Our Work A goal of Partners continues to be building awareness about, and the reputation of, Partners in order to become the nationally recognized leader in equity-focused school improvement. As part of this, we have continued to seek opportunities to spread our message. In the last year, staff have
CEO’s Corner: Partnerships & New Opportunities in FY21-22 We kicked off our new fiscal year on August 1, 2021 and are continuing to grow our footprint in California and the Mid-Atlantic by supporting twelve school districts in California and seven separate contracts with the School District of Philadelphia. As part
Partners Announces New Board Chair and New Board Members We are pleased to announce that our former Vice Chair of our Board of Directors Michael Hornsby has moved into the role of Board Chair! Michael has 20 years of experience providing senior leaders with high-value technical, operational, and strategic advice.
Transformation Network: A Case Study Partners began implementing a Transformation Network in Oak Grove School District in San Jose, California after having worked with a few schools there under our Intensive model. District leaders wanted to sustain and spread the school-transformation approach that we had implemented at the Intensive
Stories from the Field: Determination By Tyrone Johnson Teaching virtually during a pandemic presented many questions — especially for new teachers. Am I ready? Am I good enough? Did my training actually prepare me for these circumstances? Those were questions that Elizabeth consistently raised at the beginning of our work
Problem of Practice Network: A Case Study Since the fall of 2020, Partners has been facilitating a thirteen-school Problem of Practice (POP) Network in the School District of Philadelphia that is focused on middle grades math. The purpose of the network, which will operate for two years, is to
Intensive Model: A Case Study Our Intensive partnership with King Elementary in West Contra Costa Unified, near Oakland, California, shows what can be achieved when one of our staff members is embedded in a school for 3.5 days per week for three years. Amanda Faulkner, our senior improvement partner who
CEO Reflects on Supporting Educators During the Pandemic Dear Friends, Colleagues, and Supporters: All of our lives have been turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic for more than a year now, and the resulting shift to virtual-only instruction for most of our partner schools has been deeply challenging.
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Partners Begins a Modified “STR Season” This is the time of year we prepare for what we affectionately refer to as “STR Season” at Partners. Yes, our School Transformation Review (STR) has an entire season dedicated to it! The STRs help us