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So What? Now What? Adopt, Adapt, Abandon

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As we approach the end of the school year, alongside thinking about how many days are left or what the break might bring, hopefully there is some time to reflect on this year’s change ideas. Hopefully there is some time to ask, So What? and Now What? So What,- what…
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Learning in the Unknown with “Plan-Do-Study-Act”

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Turning unexpected obstacles into improvement opportunities. How STRIVE Prep is using the PDSA structure to improve co-teaching observations in the virtual classroom this Fall. Launched in January 2020, the Charter Students with Disabilities Pilot Community…
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Change Idea Dosage: When Do You Have Enough of a Good Thing?

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As we implement change ideas to help our students, measuring outcomes can help to determine if ideas are beneficial or not. The measures tell us if students got closer to our desired outcome. But once we identify a good idea, we need to understand more clearly how…
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Selecting Measures for Change Ideas

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Baseball great Yogi Berra famously warned, “You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there.” Yogi’s words are as relevant to implementing and measuring change ideas as they are to baseball. They remind us that we…
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Equity Audit

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An equity audit is a study of the fairness of an institution’s policies, programs, and practices. Such audits represent a significant investment in resources, both human and material. Thus, it is worthwhile to anticipate potential challenges and develop a plan for…