The Community Collaboration for School Innovation toolkit helps districts shift away from a community engagement model that centers on pushing information out, to a new community collaboration model that pulls guidance and directives from the community. The free guide includes real-world case studies from Colorado school districts, video tutorials, and templates, and aims to accelerate school improvement efforts that authentically reflect community priorities.
This guide provides a detailed protocol for coordinating the announcement and immediate actions following the public communication of a decision for UP Education Network to restart a school.
This “Greenlight” document describes the autonomies and operating conditions that UP Education Network considers when deciding to takeover low-performing (Level 4 and Level 5) school in Massachusetts.
Document is a brief, one-page overview of the “school review” process that New Schools for New Orleans (NSNO) implements in order to provide formative feedback on school strengths and growth areas, and to define action steps for school improvement.
The Louisiana Recovery School District (RSD) used this feedback form during operator-community introductory meetings. The form asks 10 open-response questions to solicit feedback from community members on the operator presentation and about the value of the introductory meetings.
This series of seven presentations was used to facilitate a community thought partner group in Denver.
This document outlines a series of workshops that are designed to support new schools in an effective planning and transition year prior to opening in Denver.
This presentation serves to train the new school Application Review Team (ART) members in Denver.
This Denver document articulates all the legal and procedural requirements for a school that is closing. The tool is a working document that is shared between the closing school and the authorizer.
Denver Public Schools uses this rubric to guide new school applications and existing operations of school organizations that oversee more than one school site.
This presentation explains how Denver Public Schools approaches oversight differently for entities that operate multiple school sites (e.g., charter management organizations).
This Green Dot tool is designed to outline characteristics of a complete and successful school transformation. The tool identifies critical actions to assess and prepare for opening a school restart.
This Green Dot Turnaround Planning Tool for high school transformation (restart) lists priority action items in the planning year of a transformation, critical school and “cluster”-level hires, and budgeting tools to support implementation planning and project management.
Green Dot uses this tool to identify a broad and comprehensive list of individuals who are important constituents of for school restart
This checklist document guides the DC PCSB quality review of a charter operator (whether restart or new start) prior to opening.
This guide to the Performance Management Framework (PMF) was created by the DC Public Charter School Board “so that school leaders, data managers, families, and other stakeholders would understand how each PMF score was calculated, which measures are used, and how these measures are weighed to form a score.”
This presentation is shared with prospective school applicants who are interested in opening schools in Washington DC.