Time for Charter Schools’ Strategic Planning
The academic aftershocks of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to affect students across the country. While the pandemic led to many students’ unfinished learning, it also created a unique opportunity to reflect on how schools can best meet the needs of their students. The Learning Collective can help schools determine the best next steps forward.
2022 TLC Highlights
From white papers on post-pandemic best practices to reviews of university teacher training programs to evaluations of schools’ social emotional learning programs, The Learning Collective continued to expand its services and partnerships across eight states in 2022. Teamed with Central Michigan University and Venn Education to create a guide for 57 urban, suburban and rural […]
University Supported Guide for 2022-23 School Planning
The Center for Charter Schools at Central Michigan University (CMU) teamed with The Learning Collective and Venn Education (Venn) to examine the impacts, changes and innovations schools have experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Large-Scale Charter Renewal Visits
In Fall 2022, Chicago Public Schools engaged The Learning Collective to lead the in-person renewal visits, and report writing on those visits, of 20 of its authorized charter schools. The evaluations are one or two days in length and focus on one or more of the following three areas:
Strategic School Turnaround
In a time where change is the only thing education can count on, schools are challenged to focus on high quality learning and teaching, some schools have lost their focus. The Learning Collective (TLC) and Venn Education (Venn) have partnered to work with charter schools to assess their condition and help them refocus for turnaround. Our […]
2021 TLC Highlights
From leadership coaching to acting as an expert witness, The Learning Collective continued to expand its services and partnerships in seven states in 2021.
Blended & Remote Learning Since 2000
The founder of The Learning Collective is also the founder of ICouldBe, which has been providing blended and remote learning services to schools nationally for over 20 years. Since 2000, ICouldBe’s virtual mentoring program has provided 25,000 high school students with an online community of professional mentors, empowering teens to stay in school, plan for future […]
Half-Day Strategic Planning Most Valuable
Through the California Department of Education’s Public Charter Schools Grant Program, The Learning Collective has conducted external reviews of 80 charter schools, 16 of which were remote reviews during the COVID-19 pandemic. Going beyond the requirements by the California Department of Education, we have added a half-day strategic planning session which has proven to be […]
TLC Leads 5-Year Goal Setting for all Tennessee Public Schools
During the 2019-20 academic year, The Learning Collective worked with the Tennessee State Board of Education to lead its board and staff members in a strategic planning and goal-setting process and to develop a new Master Plan. It was an honor to lead the process to develop the five-year direction for all Tennessee public schools representing approximately 1,000,000 […]
Lessons Learned from New Orleans New School Application Evaluations
For the second consecutive year, The Learning Collective is conducting the third-party evaluations of all applications for new schools submitted to New Orleans Public Schools (NOLA PS). New Orleans is the only public school district in the country comprised entirely of charter schools. Here are some lessons we have learned from this important work: