Strategic Support Team

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    An Organizational Review of the Jefferson County Public Schools
     
    Jefferson County Public Schools requested that the Council provide a high-level review and evaluation of the school district’s organizational structure.
    56 pages
    March 2018
     
     
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    Review of the Instructional Program of the Jackson Public Schools
     
    The Board of Education and Interim Superintendent of the Jackson Public Schools asked the Council of the Great City Schools to provide a high-level review of the school district’s instructional program.
    134 pages
    April 2018
     
     
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    Improving Special Education Services in the Sacramento Unified School District
     
    The Council was asked to review the district’s services for students with disabilities and provide recommendations to improve performance and narrow the achievement gap between these students and their nondisabled peers. This report was designed to help SCUSD achieve its goal and to maximize the district’s capacity to educate all students effectively.
    176 pages
    Spring 2017
     
     
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    Puerto Rico School Facilities Assessment
     
    Hurricane Maria, which hit Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017, resulted in schools suffering severe storm damage and flooding.The Council was asked to review review and conduct a physical assessment of a subset of schools on the island to determine which, if any, could be reopened in relatively short order. The Council assembled a Strategic Support Team of senior facilities directors, business and school operations officers, and chief operating officers from its member districts.
    235 pages
    November 2017
     
     
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    Review of the Pittsburgh Public Schools, Organization, Instruction, Research and Operations
     
    The Council was asked to provide a high level review of the school district’s organizational structure, staffing levels, instructional program, financial operations and business services, disciplinary policies, and research and data functions. The report provides recommendations that would help the Pittsburgh Public Schools improve student outcomes and optimize its administrative structure and operations to achieve greater effectiveness.
    175 pages
    December 2016
     
     
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    Review of the Transportation Program of the Omaha Public Schools
     
    The Council reviewed the district’s transportation program and offers recommendations to improve the transportation's program internal and external communications processes, and ways to provide more effective communications and outcomes.
    37 pages
    Fall 2016
     
     
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    Raising the Achievement of Latino Students and English Language Learners in the Chicago Public Schools
     
    The subject of this report is raising academic achievement among English language learners (ELL) and Latino students in the Chicago Public Schools.
    262 pages
    January 2015
     
     
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    Improving Special Education Services in the Buffalo Public Schools, Report of the Council of the Great City Schools Strategic Support Team
     
    This report is a review of Buffalo Public Schools' services for students with disabilities and provides recommendations to improve those services and narrow the achievement gap between students with disabilities and their nondisabled peers.
    147 pages
    May 2014