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.

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 FallĀ 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:

Half-Day Strategic Planning Most Valuable

Through the California Department of Educationā€™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 […]

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.Ā 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 25,000Ā high school students with an online community of professional mentors, empowering teens to stay in school, plan for future […]

TLC Leads 5-Year Goal Setting for all Tennessee Public Schools

During the 2019-20 academic year, The Learning Collective worked with theĀ Tennessee State Board of EducationĀ 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 leadĀ 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:

2020 TLC Highlights

Despite, and in some respects because of, the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 was a very busy year for The Learning Collective. Our diverse clients and projects spanned ten states. We: