COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO EDUCATION REFORM
It is time to think and act outside-the-box! Achieving long-term institutional reform, especially for schools in high poverty neighborhoods, will take a comprehensive approach, where schools, students, parents, and community work together.
- Improve schools through teacher professionalism
- Help students along the continuum
- Engage parents as substantive partners
- Empower communities to foster high expectations
For more details on this methodical framework, see “Education Reform’s Final Chapter,” published by Republic 3.0 and Medium – The Synapse.
EDUCATION RESOURCES PROJECT
For one full school year, from 2016 – 2017, Sosne Kondé Policy Solutions, PLLC compiled resources that supported these four components of comprehensive education reform. Resources included news or policy articles, research outcomes, and successful programs.
SCHOOLS — Reform schools through structural changes, administrative leadership, teacher professionalism, and curriculum advancements.
STUDENTS – Focus on individual students’ needs and assist them along the continuum from birth to college, including early education, tutoring, counseling, and after-school activities.
FAMILIES – Engage parents, provide skills to support their children’s learning, and empower them to partner with teachers.
COMMUNITY – Build a movement to support learning through community and coalition building, grassroots organizing, and empowerment.