These detailed school profiles of successful strategic designs empower school leaders to optimize their resources—people, time, and money.
Browse detailed profiles of schools across the country that are using people, time, and money in innovative ways to meet student and staff needs. You can also find these profiles organized by which Design Principles they demonstrate, as shown in the list below.
Organize teachers and teams to maximize student learning and continuously grow talent:
Attract and retain the best teachers for students.
Give teachers roles that match their skills to student needs.
Systematically use common, standards-based assessments and other data to track student progress and adjust instruction and support.
Cultivate teams of teachers who share resposibility for student success and build collective expertise by working together to plan and adjust instruction based on data.
Grow individual teachers through supports, interventions, and tools.
Match grouping, learning time, technology, and program to students’ individual needs:
Ensure students are deeply known within a community of shared expectations.
Integrate more intensive social-emotional support where necessary.
Create targeted student groupings and schedules that match resources (talent, learning time, program, and technology) to student needs and adjust groupings and schedules during the school year as needs change.
Implement systems for ongoing adjustment of time and instructional programs.
Ensure students have enough time to meet rigorous standards and engage in motivating enrichment opportunities.
Organize a combined set of jobs, partnerships, and technology to maximize resources that support teaching and learning:
Enable teachers to focus on the most important aspects of instruction by integrating instructional support staff and technology.
Create community partnerships that expand opportunities for students and help schools meet key goals.
Use creative staffing arrangements to meet the school’s unique staffing needs in the most efficient way.