Measuring Success

Measuring Success

Promoting and Supporting a Data-to-Action, Results-Oriented Culture within Durham Public Schools

By J. Brent Cooper, Ed.D., Terri Mozingo, Ed.D. and Dustin N. Johnson, Ed.D.

Setting the Stage

The beginning of the 2011-12 school year was a time of transition within the Research and Accountability (R and A) Department for Durham Public Schools (DPS) in Durham, NC. R and A entered the 2011-12 school year with a new department leader, two...

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A Student's Perspective

By Ally Kroehler

If you walked into a traditional high school today and asked 100 students if they liked school, I would guess that very few of them would say, yes. Maybe some of you have heard these comments, “Why do we have to learn about this? I am never going to use it anyway!” How might these responses...

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Student Learning is our Work

By Blondean Y. Davis, Ed.D. and Brian Ali, Ed.D.

For some time now, school leaders have come under fire to demonstrate greater accountability for the learning of all students. While there are pockets of educational excellence that exist, the preponderance of public schools are considered underperforming and that is unacceptable. Who is...

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Experimental College’s First Graduate

Paul Fain, Inside Higher Ed

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Mission as a Measurement of Success

By Sister M. Paul McCaughey

How does the mission of the Archdiocese of Chicago drive success for both our schools and students? We “know” in our committed hearts that mission is at the core of our success, but can we prove it?

The Mission

Like all schools and school systems, the mission and...

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