Faced with heightened budget uncertainty, worsening teacher shortages, and expanding community expectations, K-12 organizations must operate both efficiently and effectively. From teacher recruitment and retention to community and family engagement, Administrative Solutions can help K-12 institutions make strategic decisions to improve district effectiveness.
The Middle Schools for Tomorrow Workgroup was brought together to allow parents, students, teachers, and the larger community to take an active role in crafting their vision of the future for ACPS middle schools. The workgroup was asked to create their idealized middle school, take a critical look at current practices within Alexandria middle schools, and ultimately lay the groundwork for how the division should move strategically forward.
Hanover Research, in conjunction with school division staff, were integral in this work by supplying best practices research around identified topics, crafting and administering a survey, providing quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and responding to stakeholder feedback throughout the six-month process. Decisions are only as good as the information used in forming them, and the research and data analysis provided allowed the stakeholder group to make the highest quality decisions not only in reaction to where our middle schools had been, but more importantly where they must go.
– Clinton Page; Chief Accountability Officer, Alexandria City Public Schools
Strategic planning helps school districts achieve organizational alignment, connect stakeholders to a purpose, and address areas for improvement. But, implementing…continue reading
Social-emotional learning (SEL) skills have been shown to positively impact students’ classroom performance and college and career readiness, and a…continue reading
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Overview District/School: Douglas County School District Enrollment: 68,000 Location: Castle Rock, CO Website: www.dcsdk12.org Research Methodology: School Start Times Survey…continue reading
CHALLENGE Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) is the second-largest school district in Virginia and one of the 50 largest…continue reading
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K-12 education efforts to close achievement gaps are increasingly shifting away from policies of educational equality and toward ones that advance…continue reading
Overview District/School: New Albany-Plain Local School District Enrollment: 5,050 Location: New Albany, OH Website: www.napls.us Research Methodology: Social-Emotional Learning Survey…continue reading
Overview District/School: Lake Forest Academy Enrollment: 430 Location: Lake Forest, IL Website: www.lfanet.org Research Methodologies: Student Perception Survey Academic…continue reading
Teacher retention is an increasingly significant but complex issue for K-12 districts. More teachers are choosing to leave the profession,…continue reading
Teacher shortages are a significant issue for school districts across the country. 90% of open teaching positions are created by…continue reading
When teachers are engaged, the entire school district—and community—benefits. Teachers who are engaged with their work report high levels of…continue reading