Upstream Thinking . . . How to get early warning of the problem?

We are looking forward to virtually meeting with Superintendents at the next Superintendent Network on March 3, from 9 – 10 a.m.  The session will explore strategic budgeting using upstream thinking to influence the use of Round 2 of Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief (ESSER) Formula Funds which will be coming soon. The intent …

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Upstream Thinking . . . How to get early warning of the problem?

“Much of the discussion in education reform centers on implementing new technology, curricula, and school models, and on attracting more investment and talent.  Meetings where educators gather to talk about students? Systems and structures to ensure that students reliably receive the support they need?  That’s not on anyone’s short list of cutting-edge, high-impact reform.”  ~ …

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Upstream Thinking . . . How to get early warning of the problem?

“To anticipate problems, we need eyes and ears in the environment.  But we need to be cautious about what we learn:  Sometimes we may detect things that are not as they seem.” ~Dan Heath The above quote makes connections to the last two Blueprint Bulletin editions where uniting the right people and being “proximate” is …

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Upstream Thinking . . . How to get early warning of the problem?

“When we can foresee a problem, we have more maneuvering room to fix it.  That’s why a key question bearing on upstream efforts is:  How can you get early warning of the problem you’re trying to solve?” ~Dan Heath This year’s Blueprint Bulletin theme is around Upstream Thinking for Systems Improvement. The first Blueprint Bulletin …

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