News, events and things going on at Accelerate Institute
From fundraising events to job postings, personal achievements to news about results, you can always catch up on the latest happenings here. Browse the images below to explore.
New Report Looks at "Forcing Function" for Schools
This in-depth report examines how schools can leverage the Forcing Function system to drive school change. The Forcing Function system includes a main school goal around student achievement, a Primary Metric to monitor progress toward the goal, and a set of structures and norms that “force” the school to analyze what is and isn’t working and create action steps.
Accelerator Principals Achieve Another A
Congratulations to Accelerator Principals Katie Kirley and Duane Krambeck for helping Steel City Academy earn an “A” for its 2019 grade—the only Gary, IN school to do so. The school’s 128.3 growth points were 22 points higher than the next-best performing high school in Gary. This is the second year in a row Steel City have achieved an A. You can read more here.
“Hyper Focus” Report Available Now
Get the FREE “Hyper Focus” report on transformational school leadership that details the guiding principles that act as the foundation of our work of developing our nation’s transformational urban school leaders.
Leadership Academy Goes to the West Coast
We took the Leadership Academy to Contra Costa County, California in January for a special session with local assistant principals, deans, instructional coaches and other school leadership team members.
Results Are In: High Placement Rates & Satisfaction
Leaders trained by Accelerate Institute are prepared for principalship! Recent survey results show Fellows value our program and have high placement rates.
Dr. Catherine Burns Presents at the INCS Lunch and Learn
Dr. Catherine Burns dropped in on the Illinois Network of Charter Schools’s Feb. 12 Lunch and Learn event to share a bit on what we’re all about with a fantastic group of fellow educators.
Principal Fellows Exceed National Retention Rates
It's so important for transformational school leaders to be in their work for the long run. We're excited to announce that our Fellows are more likely to remain in their position than the national average!
Pat Ryan, Jr. Sits Down for Edutopia Interview
Accelerate Institute Founder Pat Ryan, Jr. sits down with Edutopia to discuss the “3 Counterintuitive Truths About Great Schools.” Watch it here.
Accelerator Principals Close the Achievement Gap
Leaders in our Accelerator program for sitting principals are bringing students up to grade level on ITBS assessments