State Policy & Networks

“The SDN has helped Colorado clarify its approach to school turnaround.” – Peter Sherman, Executive Director of School and District Performance, CO Department of Education

We partner with states and school districts to advance innovative turnaround strategies by facilitating networks among local and state education leaders.

Overview

Mass Insight is a national leader on school and district reform, recognizing the importance of leveraging state and federal government education leaders as partners in turnaround efforts. Our State Policy & Networks Program helps shape state and federal education policy and practice related to school turnaround, and engages an influential network of education leaders who are committed to transforming low-performing schools.

Programs

 

Gateway to College Success Network

In July 2016, Mass Insight Education & Research was awarded a grant from the Massachusetts Teaching and Learning Network (MassTLN) to launch the first-of-its-kind Gateway to College Success Network. The Network aims to put more Massachusetts students, particularly those in Gateway Cities, on a path to college success by dramatically improving teaching and learning in grades 6 through 12. There are five Gateway City school districts participating: Fitchburg, Holyoke, New Bedford, Springfield, and Worcester.

 

State Development Network

Mass Insight launched the State Development Network (SDN) in 2011. The SDN is a multi-state network of State Education Agency (SEA) leaders who are committed to turning around low-performing schools by increasing state-level capacity and transforming policy. The SDN is designed to advance states’ turnaround strategies, in part by facilitating much-needed collaboration among states.

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