Student Success Network Pilot

In the 2018-19 school year, the Office of Community Schools together with the Student Success Network (SSN), will support a Collaborative Learning Community (CLC) comprised of 10 Community Schools focused on bolstering student social and emotional learning (SEL) and decreasing chronic absenteeism for students in temporary housing (STH). Pairs of Community School Directors and Principals or Assistant Principals from 10 Community Schools serving grades 6-12 will be selected to convene every six weeks to engage in cycles of continuous improvement. Participants will analyze trends in student SEL and attendance data, identify root causes for absenteeism, share practices and interventions, test small changes, and monitor data for impact.

Participant Materials

School Eligibility: To be considered for this opportunity schools must be: (1) be a middle, secondary, or high Community School (list of eligible schools can be found here); and (2) be able to fulfill the below commitments.

Nov. 15th, 2018 9:30 - 11:30 AM Session 1: Collect SEL data and conduct root-cause analysis

Dec. 13th, 2018 9:30 - 11:30 AM Session 2: Design PDSA cycles and change ideas

Jan. 24th, 2019 9:30 - 11:30 AM Session 3: Use consultancy protocols and assess progress toward goals

Feb. 28th, 2019 9:30 - 11:30 AM Session 4: Adapt, abandon or scale change ideas

April 18th, 2019 9:30 - 11:30 AM Session 5: Document change ideas and assess progress toward goals

June 5th, 2019 9:30 - 11:30 AM Session 6: Finish the year strong and reflect on process and product

Commitments from Community School Directors and Principal/Assistant Principals:

✓ Both members of CSD and Principal/Assistant Principal pair attend all six sessions

✓ Conduct cycles of learning to develop, test, and reflect on change ideas

✓ Document and share learnings with other teams, school leadership, and the Community School community at large