District + School Design
CCE has long been associated with efforts to re-think education systems, advocating for in-district schools that have maximum autonomy over their resources in exchange for greater accountability for high performance. Noted for its pioneering work with the Boston Public Schools (BPS) and Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) on the Pilot school model, and with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Education on the Innovation Schools model, CCE partners with educators and leaders nationwide to create a new generation of districts and schools: largely autonomous, high-functioning community assets dedicated to the values of equity, rigor and continuous improvement.
CCE’s Essential Personalized Learning team partners with schools and districts to create their own visions of personalized learning through the lens of our Five Principles, offering a customized services from a variety of entry points. In 2016, Next Generation Learning Challenges selected CCE to serve as one of seven regional partners, which led to the launch of the Massachusetts Personalized Learning Network (MA PLN). Through this initiative, we work with school-based design teams to develop and implement school-wide personalized learning experiences tailored to students’ individual needs, skills, and interests with the overall goals of equity and excellence.
Envisioning schools that support all learners.
In schools that meet the needs of the widest range of learners, students and teachers know each other well; teaching and learning are purposeful, challenging, and have value beyond school; and students are able to demonstrate what they know and can do in healthy, constructive ways.
Building effective leadership to support learning and achievement.
A strong structure of leadership shared among district leaders, principals, school and teacher leaders, and community leaders who are committed to school improvement, ensures that decisions are made by those as close to students as possible.
Embedding equity and data in all conversations and practices.
As educators work together with CCE consultants to engage in discourse, gather and reflect on data, and continuously improve, their solutions become increasingly more relevant and respectful of individual and cultural differences, corresponding to how students best learn.
Promoting strong, collaborative cultures with a shared vision of student success.
Teachers who cultivate a sense of community around mutual values for students will grow in the profession and elevate one another. An outgrowth of a strong professional culture is a reflective and inclusive community for staff, students and families.