The Achievement Network (ANet) is excited to announce Boston Prep as winner of the 2012 Education Impact Award for the Eastern Massachusetts Network. ANet is a national non-profit organization that supports schools to build a culture of data-driven instruction designed to increase student achievement. The Impact Award recognizes Principal Michaela Crowley and her team’s outstanding contributions to the Eastern Massachusetts Network.
John Maycock, Founder and Chief Growth Officer of The Achievement Network presents the Education Impact Award to the Boston Prep leadership team in the photo above. (From left to right: John Maycock; Timothy Suba, Math Department Chair; Michaela Crowley, Middle School Principal; Scott McCue, Head of School.)
Boston Prep opened its doors to other leaders and teachers in the Network by hosting the first ever Learning Walk – an event that invites leaders and teachers to visit each others’ schools to observe data-driven best practices in action. The Boston Prep team goes above and beyond to share their approach and cherishes feedback from others in the Network. They’ve been critical thought partners in how ANet schools can most effectively transition to the Common Core. Boston Prep leaders have shared their data-driven best practices at Network Meetings and their teachers contributed over 350 Math and ELA lessons to The Achievement Network and BetterLesson websites. They are effective leaders, humble practitioners and great neighbors in our collective charge to ensure all students achieve in our Network. Join us in celebrating Boston Prep’s contributions and achievements!
The Achievement Network Named a "Priority Partner for Turnaround" by Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
The Achievement Network has been cited by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation as one of the Foundation's "investments to enhance educators’ abilities to better understand and use student data." The Foundation specifically mentions ANet's "efforts to build data analysis skills of school leadership teams." Click here to see the full publication.
The Achievement Network has been cited in a new Teach Plus report, entitled "Our Own Best Resource: Utilizing the Collective Talents of Boston Teachers and Schools." The report cites ANet as a "great example" of bringing schools together "around student data and sharing best practices" and details examples of ANet's integrated professional development opportunities. Click here to read the full report.
Ted Preston, Former CEO of The Achievement Network, is Interviewed by Carnegie Corporation of New York
The Achievement Network has been named NewSchools Venture Fund's 2011 Organization of the Year. According to NewSchools Venture Fund, "the [award is] designed to recognize and celebrate the achievements of this important class of social innovators, who are making a difference in the lives of students in underserved communities across the country and changing the national conversation about what’s possible in public education." For the full press release, click here.
The Carnegie Corporation of New York, a supporter of The Achievement Network, has released a new Challenge Paper, "The Elusive Talent Strategy: An Excellent Teacher for Every Student in Every School."
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan met for the first time with a coalition of District of Columbia education leaders and held a panel discussion including parents, teachers, and students at a D.C. middle school that is producing dramatic gains in student achievement. The event also was the first time Secretary Duncan met with the city’s new mayor, its education leaders, and the new leader of the city’s teachers’ union. Click to read more
The Achievement Network is thrilled to announce that it is a recipient of the prestigious Investing in Innovation grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Read more about the award in this article in Education Week.
An article in the The Times-Picayune noted:
"...10 diverse New Orleans charter schools have banded together to share data and test score results during the school year, with the goal of better gauging their strengths and weaknesses."
One of the schools that uses The Achievement Network commented:
"This allows you to drill down and look teacher by teacher and child by child," said Patty Glaser, the director of curriculum and development at Lusher Charter School. "It gives you time to make a difference for the kids" more immediately.
This article from the The Washington Post observed:
In addition, she said, teachers used a new tool this year: Every eight to 10 weeks, students took tests developed by the Achievement Network, a Boston-based nonprofit organization, to determine which standards they had mastered and which they had not. Teachers used the results to tailor their lessons to students' needs, Lawson said.