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Schools That Lead to launch third cohort of improvement communities

Schools That Lead is getting ready to launch the third cohort of its North Carolina Networked Improvement Communities.

According to background materials from Schools That Lead, an organization that helps teachers and principals lead improvement efforts in classrooms, these Networked Improvement Communities “harness the power of a network of principals and teacher-leaders in K-13 schools across North Carolina to reduce the number of students in each building who are likely to underperform, disengage from school and drop out.”

Educators are able to tell as early as kindergarten when students aren’t likely to graduate high school on time, according to the material from Schools That Lead. These students will show “early warning indicators” in attendance, behavior, and/or course performance.

That’s where the Networked Improvement Community comes in.

“Over the course of three school years, learning and using tools of Improvement Science, schools that join this network will learn how to reduce the number of students with those early warning indicators, getting more students back on-track for choice-filled lives,” background material from Schools That Lead stated.

These communities are open to all traditional public school districts and charter schools. The deadline to apply is June 1. You can go here to apply.


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