Change Management

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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Creating an 80/20 Strategic Plan in a Time of Uncertainty

Creating an 80/20 Strategic Plan in a Time of Uncertainty

The 2020-2021 school year is right around the corner. But as back-to-school draws near, there are still so many unknowns. With states across the country employing various strategies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic—and with varying levels of success—it remains unclear whether students will be returning to school buildings, or instead picking up where they …

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Leveraging the Accelerate Framework during a crisis: Change Management

Leveraging the Accelerate Framework during a crisis: Change Management

After the initial crisis hit, Accelerate Institute leaders sprang into action to meet the basic needs of students and teachers. Then, spring break gave many leaders a chance to regroup and strategize a more sustainable plan to take them to the end of the year. To do this, our leaders leveraged the drivers of Change Management. …

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Establish Your "Rally Cry"

Establish Your “Rally Cry”

Janis Meinke Ryan Fellow / Principal, Carmen Schools of Science and Technology, South Campus   Our team at Accelerate Institute talked with Janis recently to learn more about her new role and how she is leveraging the new Accelerate Framework to push Carmen’s success even further. Although this is Janis’ first year as Principal at Carmen South, …

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