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The Partners Blog

The Partners Blog is written primarily by Partners’ executive director Richard Lemons. Through these letters, Richard shares resources, tools, and research relevant to leading organizations, prompting large-scale instructional improvement, and disrupting inequity.

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2703, 2020

Leading Distance Learning: Lessons from Virtual Principals and Research

March 27, 2020|

School leadership matters, and though it can come from different sources and be distributed across the organization, we know that school administrators are essential for creating a school vision, supporting high-quality teaching and learning, developing educator capacity, fostering a strong culture, and driving improvement. Over the past few decades, thousands of
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2701, 2020

No Miracles in Learning Guitar or Improving Schools

January 27, 2020|

Inspired by the music lessons my daughter and son were taking a few years back, I decided to pick up guitar.   In that first year I made steady progress under the tutelage of a guitar aficionado half my age.  I built greater finger strength and dexterity, developed a modest sense of
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1212, 2019

Tipping Point or Temporary Uptick: Observations on District Equity Efforts in CT and Across the US

December 12, 2019|

On November 16, 2019, I had the honor to co-present at the annual CABE/CAPSS Convention with three remarkable educators on the topic of equity efforts in Naugatuck, CT. Superintendent Sharon Locke, Naugatuck Board Vice Chairperson Ethel Grant, and partner/consultant Kathy Turner told a compelling story of the intentional efforts to create
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1009, 2019

Making your Mediocre Strategy Matter:  Strategic Implementation

September 10, 2019|

I’d much rather you implement a mediocre strategy well than a “perfect” strategy half-heartedly.  This may seem like heresy in the modern era of research-based interventions and metanalyses that show effect sizes, but I’ve been saying this to district leaders for years, and I still believe it.   Recently, while facilitating a
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1503, 2019

Richard Lemons’ Contribution to CT Viewpoints in CT Mirror

March 15, 2019|

CT Center for School Change's Executive Director, Richard Lemons wrote a commentary about the higher education scandal which was published in the CT Viewpoints section of the CT Mirror on Friday, March 15, 2019.  Read the publication below or click here to read it on the CT Mirror website. Privilege games
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