1: A Clear and Common Focus

In high-performing schools, administrators, teachers, students, and parents share and commit to clearly articulated and understood common goals based on the fundamental belief that all students can learn and improve their performance.  There is clear evidence of school practices to support this belief. 

1 Think outside the clock: Create time for professional learning.
2 CT's Guide to Early Childhood Program Development
3 SUSTAINING SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT: Professional Learning Community
4 SUSTAINING SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT: Data-Driven Decision Making
5 SUSTAINING SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT: Professional Development
6 Data Walls
7 Best Practice Model for School Leader Evaluation and Professional Development
8 Building a New Structure For School Leadership
9 Promising Practices in CT Schools
10 Bridging the Gap Between Standards and Achievement
11 CT's Model Special Education Policy and Procedures Manual
12 CT's Special Education Regulations
13 Best Practices for School Counseling in Connecticut
14 Developing Quality Programs for Pupil Services: A Self-Evaluative Guide
15 Early Childhood - Community of Practice