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Accelerate Institute to host ‘Advancing Equity in Schools’ live panel discussion

Accelerate Institute to Host ‘Advancing Equity in Schools’ Live Panel Discussion

Register here to join this important and timely discussion The current conversations around race and equity in America have motivated us all to reexamine the way we think about opportunity, bias, and social challenges in our country. Ample evidence confirms opportunity gaps are prevalent outside of school—children are impacted by inequities along racial lines long …

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Accelerate Institute Releases New Report on Equity Work in Schools

Accelerate Institute Releases New Report on Equity Work in Schools

In order for all students to achieve at a globally competitive level, their school system needs to be equitable at every level. It needs to meet students where they are and ensure that they receive the necessary supports to be adequately prepared for college, career, and civic life. Yet, our current school system is not …

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Dr. Catherine Burns Hosts Virtual Workshop on Conducting Instructional Walkthroughs for Remote Learning

Dr. Catherine Burns Hosts Virtual Workshop on Conducting Instructional Walkthroughs for Remote Learning

Accelerate Institute Chief Academic Officer Dr. Catherine Burns recently hosted the virtual workshop “Maintaining Quality Learning in Remote Environments.” With the current school year unfolding amid the pandemic, schools across the nation have now turned to remote learning—either entirely, or to supplement a hybrid approach paired with in-classroom instruction. Providing continued access to an equitable …

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Watch: The 2020 Impact Virtual Event Video

Watch: The 2020 Impact Virtual Event Video

Accelerate Institute was joined by two extraordinary school leaders for the 10th Annual Impact virtual event on Wednesday. Accelerate Founder Pat Ryan, Jr. first sat down with Katie Kirley, executive director and principal of Steel City Academy in Gary, Indiana. Since opening the school’s doors in 2016, Kirley has led Steel City to serving over 500 students …

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Join Accelerate Institute for the 2020 Virtual Impact Event

Join Accelerate Institute for the 2020 Virtual Impact Event

We can’t all be together in person this year for the 10th Annual Impact event—but that doesn’t mean we’ll be putting the event on hold. Accelerate Institute Founder Pat Ryan, Jr., and the Board of Directors invite you to join us for the first-ever virtual Impact event on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. (Central …

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Accelerate Institute Releases New Report on Goal Management at Schools

Accelerate Institute Releases New Report on Goal Management at Schools

Each and every school is a complex ecosystem with its own unique strengths, as well as challenges to overcome. In our October 2019 “Hyper Focus” white paper, we discussed how transforming a school requires a strategic, systematic approach; meaningful change cannot occur as the result of a one-size-fits-all solution. The Accelerate Framework serves as a foundation for …

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A Message From Accelerate Institute CEO Nora Ligurotis on the Recent Events in Our Country

June 5, 2020 Dear Accelerate Institute Community, In the last few days, racism and the result of many years of inequity in our country have been brought, once again, to the forefront. At this moment we want to say that we hold true to our value of Equity and Inclusion: “We value all dimensions of …

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Accelerate Institute Releases ‘Hyper Focus’ Report on Transformational School Leadership

Accelerate Institute has released a new report that examines the multi-faceted approach educators need to close the achievement gap in America’s urban schools. The 13-page report, entitled “Hyper Focus: How to Transform Schools,” offers a high-level overview of some of the principles Accelerate Institute teaches, including: the systematic change needed for a successful school turnaround; …

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Nominate a Transformational Principal for the 2020 Ryan Award

Nominate a Transformational Principal for the 2020 Ryan Award

Do you know a transformational K-12 principal who’s closing the achievement gap at their school? If so, why not help them get the recognition they deserve by nominating them today for the 2020 Ryan Award? Each year, Accelerate Institute presents the prestigious Ryan Award to two principals in a surprise ceremony at their school. Winners also receive a …

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Accelerate Institute to Host Annual Impact Dinner

Accelerate Institute to Host Annual Impact Dinner

Accelerate Institute will host its ninth annual Impact Dinner in downtown Chicago on Sept. 26th. The event will be held at Chicago Cut Steakhouse, located at 300 N. LaSalle St. in River North. The evening is an opportunity for Accelerate Institute and supporters to celebrate the achievements of the 2019 Ryan Award winners. This year’s winners are Joán …

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