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May 9, 2013
IRRE President, Dr. James Connell, and Director of Field Operations, Dr. Julie Broom, recently contributed to a discussion series titled "Implementing the Common Core State Standards." This series is being hosted by the Opportunity Equation - a collaboration between the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Institute for Advanced...
October 18, 2012
The 2012 APPAM Fall Research Conference will be held November 8-10 in Baltimore, MD.The theme of the 2012 conference is "Policy Analysis and Public Management in an Age of Scarcity: The Challenges of Assessing Effectiveness and Efficiency". Sessions were solicited and accepted with this theme in mind. For a full description of the theme...
October 1, 2012
Head on over to the The Forum to check out our latest blog. IRRE's President, James P. Connell reveals the inherent shortcomings in current models for high school turnaround; and introduces the idea of establishing “standards of care, practice and support” to better guide efforts at scaling up high school transformation. Come join...
September 18, 2012
Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? From infancy through old age, the conditions in the social and physical environments in which people are born, live, work, and age can have a significant influence on health outcomes. Addressing the social determinants of health is key to improving population health, eliminating health disparities...
April 11, 2012
IRRE is very pleased to be serving as a partner organization for the upcoming “From Structure to Instruction: 2012 Institute on High School Design and Improvement” presented by Education Northwest (http://educationnorthwest.org/). The conference is being held in Seattle, Washington from June 29 to July 1. We are excited to participate...
March 8, 2012
Dr. Julie Broom, IRRE’s Director of Instruction and Field Services, and Anissa Collins, Director of Instructional Supports, will be presenting at the 2012 Gaston County Schools Teaching and Learning conference. This years’ conference is being held at Gaston College on August 8th and 9th in Dallas, North Carolina. Dr. Broom will be...
May 4, 2011
IRRE is excited to announce new partnerships with four Detroit-area school districts. This exciting new work is supported by a generous charitable contribution from the GM Foundation (http://www.gm.com/corporate/responsibility/community/) to the United Way of Southeastern Michigan (http://www.uwsem.org/). These funds will support efforts in...
February 9, 2011
IRRE has just launched a new blog called "The Forum for Forward Thinking: Collaborative Solutions to School Improvement."  So, why are we choosing to start a blog now?  Three reasons:   1.      We believe that the current influx of money and political capital going into school improvement...
January 18, 2011
Two Arizona news outlets recently reported on IRRE's exciting partnership with the Agua Fria Union High School District in Arizona. Featured in these reports is IRRE's Measuring What Matters (MWM), a set of tools, processes, and supports designed to improve teaching and learning in the classroom.  With MWM, school leaders develop a common...
October 5, 2010
Long-time IRRE partner Lee High School in Houston Independent School District was featured at the annual Harvard Achievement Gap Initiative (AGI) Conference and in the recent report: How High Schools Become Exemplary: Ways that Leadership Raises Achievement and Narrows Gaps by Improving Instruction in 15 Public High Schools (pp. 195...