Strategic School Design occurs when schools align on a clear vision of student success and instructional quality, and then strategically organize resources—people, time, and money—to achieve that vision. It’s what makes transformational school improvement possible.
In our work with district partners across the country, we’ve seen schools succeed in Strategic School Design by focusing on six key areas:
Dive deeper into these six key areas by clicking the buttons below. Each page examines common strategies for school improvement in these areas and features accompanying resources to help you get started and drive greater student outcomes.
Our new Elementary Instructional Planning Guidebook was created to help elementary school principals and their teams create school schedules that meet the learning needs of every student in their building.
These nine strategy guides explore relevant research, highlight opportunities for sustainable investments, make priority recommendations, and provide concrete examples from districts already doing this work.
We’ve identified five “Power Strategies” to focus your investments and planning on that address critical student needs now and lay a sustainable foundation for lasting improvement.
Read this publication for information on finding time for teacher collaborative planning to improve the quality of instruction and ultimately student outcomes.
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