Welcome to the
Education Reform Hub Monthly!
This monthly update from the U.S. Department of Education will
alert readers to new resources that inform policy and practice across several
areas of education reform.
Communicating with a wide range of key audiences increases in importance
as States make far-reaching reforms, shift policies and
heighten expectations. From "Inform" to
"Inspire": A Framework for Communications and Engagement provides a framework for SEAs to think about and build the widespread understanding
and support so crucial to the successful implementation and sustainability of
proposed reforms. The guide advises SEAs to take four steps to communicate with
and engage stakeholders: inform, inquire, involve and inspire.
Wide-ranging reform requires comprehensive oversight, planning and problem solving on the part of State education
agencies (SEAs) and local educational agencies (LEAs). Performance Management: Description and Key
Elements provides a general framework for
SEAs and LEAs to understand and plan for performance management that
will ensure that their initiatives stay on track.
Adopted in 2010 by the
Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education into its regulatory
code, the Massachusetts’ Essential Conditions for School Effectiveness
articulate key elements of school governance, curriculum, finance, instruction,
training and student services that every school needs to have in place for all
students to succeed. The Reform Support Network publication Massachusetts’ Essential
Conditions for School Effectiveness
describes the history of the conditions and their role as required practices
for school improvement and technical assistance.