Essential Practices - Strand 3


  • Essential Practice 3.1

      Essential Practice 3.1 Business, civic, and education leaders create a master plan for sustainable workforce competitiveness and community prosperity built on education transformation Description A senior- level business-civic-education (the "Master Plan Partnership") creates a master plan for promoting sustainable workforce competitiveness and community prosperity through Transforming Teaching and Learning, Redesigning High Schools, and Sustaining...

  • Essential Practice 3.2

    View Community Examples Here Essential Practice 3.2 Business and Civic Leaders Support and Sustain the Master Plan Description Once the master plan is in place, business and civic leaders representing each prioritized career pathway constitute an ongoing Business-Civic Advisory Board to align business support for redesigned high schools. Indicators of Success  0= Not Observed 1= Minimally Observed 2= Somewhat Observed 3= Widely...

  • Essential Practice 3.3

    View Community Examples Here Essential Practice 3.3 Career Academies Address Skilled Workforce Priorities Description The Master Plan Partnership and Business-Civic Advisory Board use regional economic and workforce projections to prioritize career academy expansion. Business-Education Advisory Councils within each career pathway are established to shepherd this expansion. Indicators of Success 0= Not Observed 1= Minimally Observed 2=...

  • Essential Practice 3.4

    View Community Examples Here Essential Practice 3.4 Community aligns employer and civic support through dedicated staff; employers are actively engaged by these staff in guiding and supporting career academies and similar career-and interest- themed programs. Description As career academies grow, designated staff (described here as "Career Pathway Entrepreneurs," but their titles can vary) are hired and deployed to maintain and expand employer...

  • Essential Practice 3.5

    View Community Examples Here Essential Practice 3.5 Parents, guardians, and key family members are actively engaged on behalf of student success Description Parents, guardians, and other key family members (e.g., adult siblings, aunts and uncles, grandparents) play an important role in supporting students' educational achievement and postsecondary participation. In light of this reality, the education, business, and civic partners work together to develop and...

  • Essential Practice 3.6

    View Community Examples Here   Essential Practice 3.6 THE BROADER COMMUNITY IS AWARE AND ACTIVELY ENGAGED  Description The Master Plan Partnership and the Business-Civic Advisory Board make it an ongoing priority to raise awareness of and engage students, parents, employers, postsecondary educators, and political leaders in active support for the district's high school redesign. These community leaders also actively participate to strengthen the...

  • Essential Practice 3.7

      Essential Practice 3.7 Stakeholders are mutually accountable for implementation of the master plan and regularly collect data to assess progress. Description The master plan is one of mutual accountability, in which everyone- students, teachers, administrators, families, and business and community partners- participates in collecting and reviewing data in order to measure progress, works collaboratively to build a climate of trust that welcomes the...