- Jefferson Parish, Louisiana – According to the 2014-2015 District Report Card issued by the The Louisiana Department of Education, the number of failing schools in Jefferson Parish, where MIE has been working since 2012, has decreased by more than half – from 50 to 22 – since 2011. The district rating also improved from a “D” to a “B.” Here is a link to the Superintendent’s message about these gains in the district’s January 2016 e-newsletter.
- In Evansville, Indiana, where MIE has been working since 2012, the school system experienced the largest gains in the state’s accountability system and is now the highest-performing large, urban school district in the state, and the number of failing schools has decreased by approximately 50 percent.
- In Providence, Rhode Island, MIE conducted a three-year capacity-building project where it 1) improved the process for monitoring schools to better align state requirements with district supports; 2) led the development of the Office of Transformation and Innovation, which supports schools turning themselves around and incubating new schools; and 3) analyzed central office supports to schools, culminating in a report to the City of Providence about the need to transform the central office.
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