Making an Authorizing Decision When It Matters

Contributor: Kim Wechtenhiser  Authorizer decisions are rarely simple and always present risk. When deciding whether to authorize a new charter school to open, an authorizing team is required to comb through an intricate plan to reveal the presence of essential details and to assess whether the team of educators possesses... read more

BSRI, Beyond the Numbers

Our work with the Bay State Reading Institute (BSRI) has come full circle. In 2010, BSRI was one of the first group of recipients of the federal Investing in Innovation (i3) Grant. SchoolWorks supported the development of the highly competitive grant by collaborating with BSRI on its original proposal and then serving as... read more

Making Learning Walks Work

As part of our work coaching principals in Lynn Public Schools, we’ve focused on building their capacity to serve as instructional leaders within their buildings. As we’ve seen principals become more confident about conducting observations and providing focused feedback, we’ve learned that one of the best ways that... read more