A cohort of leadership teams from six districts is launching individual, district-wide pilot projects that address at least one of three outcomes: improved school design; strengthened family engagement; and increased student career-readiness. The Consortium facilitates the process, provides resources, and builds partnerships to support the development and implementation of the pilot projects.
The Consortium will connect with local and national experts to share research regarding proven and promising educational practices to increase leadership team members’ knowledge and skills.
With the Consortium’s facilitation and coaching, district leaders will plan up to three pilot projects per district. As the districts’ plans take shape, CPE will connect the districts with community organizations, employers, and post-secondary partners who are critical for the projects’ success.
During the 2021-2022 academic year, districts will implement the pilot projects in partnership with students, families, educators, community organizations, employers, and post-secondary organizations.
The Consortium, in partnership with an assessment team, will collect evidence and identify early successes and potential challenges as well as help districts examine if they are meeting the needs of their families and students. The Consortium will use the assessment team’s report and evidence collected throughout this project to create a “Playbook” that can be shared with other districts, employers, and post-secondary partners throughout the region.