Education Reform Hub Monthly: November 2013 Issue


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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. 

Highlighted Resources

From "Inform" to "Inspire": A Framework for Communications and Engagement

From Inform to Inspire

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.

Performance Management: Description and Key Elements

Performance Management Description and Key Elements

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.

Massachusetts’ Essential Conditions for School Effectiveness

Massachusetts’ Essential Conditions for School Effectiveness

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.


This month we highlight three new publications from the Reform Support Network.



Explore toolkits, practical guides, case studies, summary briefs and highlights on other key topics and issues that States identify as important to their work at the U.S. Department of Education’s Race to the Top Technical Assistance Resources Webpage.

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