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.

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:

24 Findings from CA Charter Evaluations

The Learning Collective has evaluated 60 first- and second-year California charter schools through California Department of Education’s Public Charter Schools Grant Program. These are some of the findings from those visits.

Report from 1st Independent Charter School Symposium

  TLC attended the nation’s first conference exclusively for independently run (i.e. not managed by a Charter Management Organization or Education Management Organization) charter schools – the 2017 Independent Charter School Symposium. It was also a pleasure to moderate the “Charter Authorization: Road to Greatness or Mediocrity?” on the role of authorizers in the charter […]

TLC Moderating Panel on Charter Authorizing

Adam Aberman of The Learning Collective is the moderator of the panel: “Charter Authorization: Road to Greatness or Mediocrity?” This is part of the inaugural 2017 Independent Charter School Symposium.

Conference Insights: Charters & Tech

The Learning Collective just returned from two conferences: the National Charter Schools Conference and ISTE.  In fact, we may have been the only folks at both.  Here are some takeaways: 2.1 million of the 55 million K-12 students nationally are in charter schools Lots of discussions on BYOD (bring your own devices) were happening at […]