School Accountability Systems Redesign

Mar 29th, 2017

States across the country are wrestling with how to redesign their school accountability systems under the new federal ESSA law, and hopefully they’re taking advantage of some additional flexibility to get creative and innovative.  

Denver’s Portfolio Approach

Mar 16th, 2017

What factors are helping to make Denver’s approach to a portfolio school system successful? Lots of communication, planning, and collaboration. Partners act transparently, embrace choice and innovation, and problem-solve challenges together. Take a listen: Denver Public School System Exemplifies a…

Patrick Donovan | Donavon Frankenreiter

Mar 10th, 2017

Musical Act: Donavon Frankenreiter Venue: Bluebird Theater City: Denver, Colorado Last night I walked down to the Bluebird to see one of my favorite live performers, Donavon Frankenreiter.  As usual he and his band put on a soulful, rockin’ show. …

Draft ESSA Plans: 3 Accountability Mistakes

Mar 9th, 2017

When the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) replaced the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) it granted more flexibility to states and local districts to determine what was best for their students by creating their own state plans. However, as…

Meet 3 National Leaders on Workforce Readiness

Feb 18th, 2017

Call it synergy. Or you can say the stars aligned. However you want to describe it, the great news is that these three innovators came together to confront the growing skills gap in the American workforce. Meet the players: Joe…