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 to advance innovative turnaround strategies by facilitating much-needed collaboration among state education agency leaders.


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.



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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