Collaborating with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District

The Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) is in the process of implementing a plan to transform its lowest performing schools. Key components of this plan include: Focusing the district’s central office on school oversight and the coordination of essential functions (such as enrollment and data systems) Transferring... read more

SchoolWorks Promotes Collaboration and Consistency in Chelsea Public Schools

In the winter of 2015, SchoolWorks partnered with Chelsea Public Schools to conduct School Quality Reviews (SQRs) at five of the district’s schools. These visits were formative in nature – they aimed to support ongoing improvement efforts at these schools, but were not part of a formal accountability system. Each SQR... read more

The Exaltation of the Nerd

Recently, I had the privilege of visiting a school that shall remain unnamed – the penultimate visit in an eight-part series that is examining consistently strong performers across a network of schools. Last week’s school was filled with joy and rigor in a way I truly haven’t seen in many other places, and I felt... read more

Introducing SchoolWorks Charter Application Bootcamp!

Thinking of launching a charter school? Not sure where to begin? Check out our new online course, brought to you by the trusted experts at SchoolWorks.