Through a partnership with the state of Indiana, Mass Insight Education has embarked on an exciting project with the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation (EVSC). According to the EVSC,
Superintendent David Smith said, “Through the Mass Insight Education partnership and funding provided by the Department of Education, we will be able to increase our capacity to support schools with best practices and strategies that will help our students. And, because EVSC teachers have already developed a framework and proven track record of flexibility in school day, planning processes, and data driven instruction – the EVSC will be able to develop a ‘Transformation Zone.’ In this zone, individuals dedicated to building on the Equity framework, will accelerate student achievement gains at identified schools and eventually, across the school district.”
Our own President, Justin Cohen, had the following to say about the new partnership:
“We believe EVSC is the most well positioned school corporation in the state of Indiana to take on this work. With innovations already in place such as the Equity framework, EVSC has multiple embedded conditions that will propel this transformative work forward.”
The timing of this partnership coincides with the U.S. Department of Education’s third annual back-to-school bus tour. Today, Tony Miller, the U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education, will be visiting the Glenwood Leadership Academy (one of the SIG schools in the EVSC-Mass Insight Education partnership). Deputy Secretary Miller will be discussing labor-management collaboration and community partnerships.
See Courier News coverage here.
See the press conference here.
See Superintendent Smith’s announcement below: