School Partnerships

Teachers building a towerAims of School Partnerships

  • Build relationships between teachers and administrators across school sectors
  • Identify, share and scale effective instructional practices for historically underserved subgroups

Partnerships in Action

School Partnerships are “mini-compacts” in which two or three schools from different sectors work together. We know of nine schools (six through the Compact) currently working together to improve student outcomes of English language learners, Black and Latino students and students with disabilities. In some partnerships, groups of teachers engage in cycles of inquiry in each of their classrooms, coming together to reflect upon findings. In others, teachers host joint professional development for multiple schools or observe and coach one another in areas of expertise.

“Our learners struggle with the same things in every classroom. It is helpful to get the perspective of other teachers at the same grade level.”—Teacher, School Partnership Participant

Participating Schools: Cathedral High School, City on a Hill Charter Public School, Conservatory Lab Charter School, New Mission High School, Saint Columbkille Partnership School, Thomas A. Edison K8 School, (Boston Collegiate Charter School, the Burke and Cristo Rey have a similar partnership that pre-dates the Compact.)