Accelerate Institute releases new report on principal sustainability

The job of a principal was very demanding before COVID and those demands have only increased because of the pandemic. To support leaders effectively, districts and networks need to restructure from the current model to be reflective of current conditions. We can’t continue to pile more and more responsibilities on leaders and still expect them …

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Watch the ‘Equity in Schools’ workshop video replay today

Watch the ‘Equity in Schools’ workshop video replay today

Did you miss Accelerate Institute’s recent virtual workshop on delivering equity in education from Chief Academic Officer Dr. Catherine Burns and Senior Director of Curriculum and Assessment Erin Slack? The video replay is available now. In Thursday’s “Leveraging the Accelerate Framework to Advance Equity in Schools” workshop, Dr. Burns, Erin Slack, and educators from around …

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National Principals Month: Some thoughts and appreciation for those doing transformational work every single day

National Principals Month

Some thoughts and appreciation for those doing transformational work every single day October is National Principals Month, so we wanted to share some of our appreciation for all they do, as well as showcase some of the transformational principals out there who continue to elevate their profession. October might be their month, but being a …

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How Leaders Created What’s Next: A Look Back at the 2020-21 School Year (Part 2)

How Leaders Created What’s Next: A Look Back at the 2020-21 School Year (Part 2)

With a new school year underway, our intent remains: reimagining how to approach schooling so that all students thrive. We also continue to reflect on the pandemic’s impact on health and learning. New research proves what we knew to be true: the pandemic widened the opportunity and achievement gaps that existed pre-pandemic. “In math, students …

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How Leaders Created What’s Next: A Look Back at the 2020-21 School Year (Part 1)

How Leaders Created What’s Next: A Look Back at the 2020-21 School Year (Part 1)

This summer, we’re all taking a moment to pause, look back, and reflect upon the past school year. The 2020-21 school year was truly a testament to the resilience of school leaders, teachers, staff, and students—all who persevered through uncertainty and tremendous ups and downs in a year unlike any other before. People and process …

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Accelerate Institute Invites You to Review Our Equity Stance

At the end of 2020, we as a country were confronted by a number of different crises that upended life and work as we knew it. Amid a simultaneous international health crisis, economic downturn, and social events sparked by political unrest, the country also took on a long-overdue reckoning with racial injustice and moved inequity …

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Welcoming Our Newest Allies in Delivering Educational Equity to Accelerate Institute Programming

Welcoming Our Newest Allies in Delivering Educational Equity to Accelerate Institute Programming

Over summer break, school leaders often feel as if there just isn’t enough time. As soon as the school year ends, it’s already time to start planning for the upcoming year—and there’s always so much to cover. With the unprecedented safety, equity, and growth recovery efforts to strategize around for the 2021-2022 school year, leaders …

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Accelerate Institute Launches Accelerate Ignite Program to Support Return to School Buildings

Accelerate Institute Launches Accelerate Ignite Program to Support Return to School Buildings

With the 2020-2021 school year winding down, school leaders are finally transitioning students and staff back into full-time, in-person learning. When schools first closed last year, few predicted students would spend such a long period of time away from traditional learning models. With not one, but two separate school years being affected, the disruption has …

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An Equitable and Strategic Response for Reentry and Recovery

An Equitable and Strategic Response for Reentry and Recovery

“When schools closed a year ago, none of us thought it would be yet another year [away from traditional learning]. We thought and hoped it would be weeks, then we thought it would be months, then we thought surely by the start of this school year we’d be back,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said. “But fate had …

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