Wrap Up Reflections

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Wrap Up Reflections

  1. 1. Wrap up reflectionsRethinking Resourcesfor Student Success
  2. 2. Reflections and musings Intervention must be responsive to school specific needs related to “breaking the cycle” Before adding new resources, reconsider existing resources level and staff—use turnaround as opportunity to move toward equitable funding Additional resources should focus on “cycle-breaking” building leadership and teaching capacity and providing short term acceleration support for students while the school is improving District needs to plan for and invest to remedy“unintended” effects of school closure and staff reconstitution Ideally, the need for turnaround goes away as the district uses turnaround at scale to accelerate system improvement in its overall accountability and support strategyEducation Resource Strategies 2 2
  3. 3. Investments in turnaround are designed to breakcycle and build capacity for school improvement *Note: no “bright line” between stages of turnaround Pre-Turnaround Turnaround Post-Turnaround School identification School Stabilization Capacity Building Continued and deep analysis of Cultural and Creation of school improvement student needs, staff operational “reset” design aligned to sustained primarily capacity, and school that establishes student needs and through capacity practices changed focused on building internal to school with expectations, core teacher and learner monitoring and as processes, and a safe capacity to set stage needed support from and orderly for longer-term district; turnaround environment improvement resources scaled backEducation Resource Strategies 3
  4. 4. Districts must account for multiple dimensions ofneed when determining funding levels and strategy Purpose of Additional Funding Timing of Investment Student need Meet highly concentrated Ongoing FUNDING student academic and non- academic need TIME Teacher and Build capacity of teachers Success-based scale-back Leader Capacity and leadership team FUNDING Train staff to meet high levels of student need TIME School Practices Build strong practices, routines Success-based scale-back FUNDING TIMEEducation Resource Strategies 4
  5. 5. Too often, schools have to work around district and states to create these modelsFUNDINGinequitable, unintelligible, rigid TEACHING COMPENSATION & JOB STRUCTURE discourage effectivenessSCHOOL DESIGNantiquated schedules and staffing A Few INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT not strategicLEADERSHIP High Fliersunsupported, underinvested CENTRAL OFFICE SERVICES inefficient, unresponsivePARTNERS & TECHNOLOGYunderleveraged Education Resource Strategies 5
  6. 6. To make exceptional schools the norm, we need new systems…FUNDINGequitable, transparent, and flexibleTEACHER COMPENSATION & JOB STRUCTURElinked to contributionSCHOOL DESIGNschedules and staffing match needsINSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT High-Performing Schools at Scalestrategically alignedLEADERSHIPsupported and rewardedCENTRAL OFFICE SERVICESaccountable, efficientPARTNERS & TECHNOLOGYleveraged Education Resource Strategies 6

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