Network Improvement Communities

Data-driven inquiry cycles for measured, scalable results.

The Compact is in the process of establishing two NICs, each composed of a group of schools focusing on a shared problem of practice. Educators will run continuous improvement cycles to drive change and share lessons learned.

Students with Disabilities

The Roxbury Special Education Network will comprise a group of schools that collaborate to strengthen supports for students with disabilities in their schools. This NIC will be grounded in principles of improvement science and will provide participating educators the opportunity to share best practices, lessons learned, and effective course corrections.  We expect this network will improve outcomes for students with disabilities and their peers. We hope it will yield practices and partnerships that can be replicated in other school communities in Boston.

English Learners

This NIC will work to strengthen outcomes for English learners (ELs) in six secondary district, charter, and Catholic schools in Boston. Our intent is to build educator ownership, leadership, and capacity. Participants will participate in workshops, test new practices, and convene several times a year to share their data. Based on these results, each school team will develop a plan to scale their pilot for their colleagues. Ultimately, we plan to document and disseminate findings across Boston schools.