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“Every community has large social problems. No one entity can solve it in the community. It’s not accidental that this momentum is taking pace.” On backbone organizations, sharing data and being transparent, and innovative partnerships
“When we give our partners some room in finance and staffing for example, it’s been interesting and enlightening to see what they can do. That’s a benefit of these partnership. They can pilot quickly, within district schools, and can share learning across the district.”
Lessons learned from an excellent panel with @Midland_ISD on partnerships: 1. Prepare your internal team to be ready to think differently and respond to the nimbleness of partners. 2. Clear up misconceptions. These are Midland ISD students, and district schools.
Partnerships have always been key. I lived that with YWLA. Difference is the people standing in the gap. Partnerships met SEL needs & developed parents as advocates. It is not our fight alone, this affects all of us. We will need to work together. -Dr. Hall Crowley ISD board pres
“One of the great examples of partnerships is right here in Fort Worth.” The Leadership Academy Network is a partnership with @FortWorthISD and @TexasWesleyan that uses its partnership to make equitable staff & calendar decisions that are responsive to their schools and students.
“Just as I would differentiate for the different students in my classroom, I think it makes sense that districts take different approaches to their communities. It definitely is innovation, but I also just call that equity.”
Powerful panel on education boards with @LeadershipISD
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The Rural School Innovation Zone:
Unlocking opportunity so students can see and actualize their future.
@EmpowerSchools @Michael42982398 @VanmatreSteve @TxRuralFunders @teainfo @csdewitt https://twitter.com/dougsdawson/status/1486710110751657987
This is a powerful testimonial from a student in the Rural School Innovation Zone! Amazing work by @Michael42982398 and the three districts! #txed #OurStudents #SchoolChoiceWeek @VanmatreSteve @DCATexas
Outstanding story about how the Southwest Colorado Education Collaborative is providing new career opportunities for students in today's @DurangoHerald, https://www.durangoherald.com/articles/southwest-colorado-nonprofit-building-pathways-from-classrooms-to-careers/
Great to be in West Virginia today with @VanmatreSteve presenting to legislators from across #WVlegis about the success of the Rural Schools Innovation Zone @RuckerforWV
Thanks to @K12DiveNews for highlighting this innovative rural approach in South Texas #txed
"The RSIZ offers rich, robust programs, opportunities for students of rural communities that…were really only available to the suburban, urban [districts]." @Michael42982398 @teainfo @VanmatreSteve @DCATexas #txed https://www.k12dive.com/news/texas-rural-districts-collaborate-to-provide-more-cte-courses/610350/
We're hiring for an Associate who will help build state-level movements to support opportunities to design and launch innovative solutions that can better meet the needs of students. We also have a Manager role in LA and internships open - join our work!
Mike Gonzalez and the Rural School Innovation Zone collaborating to ensure teachers have access the Teacher Incentive Allotment to reward teaching excellence! @Michael42982398 @VanmatreSteve @EmpowerSchools2
@joe5tx @csdewitt @KelveyO @EducateTexas @chiefsforchange @DuellSays @EmpowerSchools @CareerCraft_Edu @smarick @jasonweeby @The74 @SACharterMoms @erinvaldeztx @arotherham @curtiseveryday @NIETteach @Lizzette54 @matthewladner @DCATexas @TracyYoungTX @TxRuralFunders @RuralEdVoices Amazing model for rural communities. Here is quick video overview on the RSIZ and the impact the zone has on providing student opportunities https://vimeo.com/365613209 cc: @VanmatreSteve
Amazing story about the history of the Rural Schools Innovation Zone. Hoping to see many more of these across #txed and the country in the coming years!
A quick story of courageous leadership and expanding education opportunity in rural communities.
In 2017 my team at @teainfo awarded a school redesign grant to Premont ISD in South Texas.
Superintendent Steve Van Matre, drove up to Austin with a big idea:
[email protected] is speaking on the @The74 @ppi panel on reopening schools now https://www.the74million.org/watch-live-education-leaders-and-experts-weigh-in-on-how-to-reopen-schools-safely-as-controversy-and-virus-surge/ #txed
Enjoyed presenting to the @TransformWaco #getRealTLN conference this weekend. Valuable learning and collaboration for the zone teachers this summer
@SethBRau with @EmpowerSchools just came and put us on GAME! Sheesh! 🎯🔥 #getRealTLN #chicago @Snowmanlearning @TransformWaco
Our friends at @EmpowerSchools are hiring for several positions in Indiana, Massachusetts, Texas and Colorado. To learn more & to apply, please visit their career page #hiring #jobs #education #edequity #earlycollege https://www.empowerschools.org/careers/
Our new website also has a new careers page, https://www.empowerschools.org/careers/. We are hiring 2 roles in #Indiana and a national growth manager