Five Characteristics of Successful Education Networks and Five Tips to Achieve Them

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What does a high-performing education network look like, and what steps can emerging networks take to get there?

Our new white paper looks closely at school improvement networks—in which educators come together to learn about or create ways to better serve their students—that are gaining recognition as a powerful strategy that can make a bigger impact than top-down and individual school reforms.

Based on Education Northwest's institutional experience in supporting the development and growth of several school improvement networks, the paper shares key characteristics of successful networks regardless of how they differ in terms of composition, goals and structure. The paper also identifies a set of strategies and activities that can support a network’s desired outcomes.

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