“It’s a sea change. By having a culture of change where the critical mass of people feel they have a voice in what is being done and ownership in the plan, the likelihood of implementing the plan with fidelity goes up dramatically.”
Timothy Collins
Former President of the Springfield Education Association

Partnering with Communities • Empowering Educators Serving Students Better

Empowerment Zones

We partner with local champions and stakeholders to explore, design, and launch Empowerment Zones.

Public Policy

We work with state and local elected and appointed officials to create and implement policy pathways that enable zones and empower educators.

Ecosystem

We engage with other organizations that share our belief in educator empowerment to find opportunities for collaboration and partnership in service of students.

Watch the video below to learn more from stakeholders in the Springfield Empowerment Zone Partnership.

Texas school districts create Rural Schools Innovation Zone

In a pioneering new partnership, three districts in South Texas are joining forces to create a first-of-its-kind initiative to improve educational opportunities for their rural students.The school boards of Brooks County, Freer, and Premont Independent...

Will a partnership with Texas Wesleyan create high-achieving schools in Fort Worth?

FORT WORTH - A new education partnership between Fort Worth schools and Texas Wesleyan University aims to sustain academic gains made at five campuses that long struggled with low ratings.If the project gets final approval, Texas Wesleyan will operate and manage five...

Four South Texas ISDs Come Together for Partnership

Superintendents and board presidents of four nearby South Texas school districts signed a resolution Thursday evening establishing the creation of a Rural School Innovation Zone that will allow them to share educational services in partnership with Texas...

In Massachusetts, Initiatives to Empower Principals and Teachers

Massachusetts, the state where the first public high school opened in 1820 and the “common school’’ movement began in the 1830s, has ranked first in NAEP scores over seven consecutive tests since 2005. The Kids Count Data Center placed Massachusetts first in 2017,...

Transformation Waco Approves Management of Five Struggling Schools

On Tuesday, a newly formed nonprofit approved overseeing six schools in Waco for the next two years. Five of those schools were at risk of closing earlier this year are part of the schools that will now be managed by Transformation Waco. "It really sets the stage for...

Denver Expands Its Experiment With More Autonomous ‘Innovation Zones’

Five more Denver schools will have additional freedom this fall from school district rules. The school board voted unanimously Thursday to allow one school to join an existing “innovation zone” and another four to create a new one. Innovation zones...