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 the conversation: http...


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, and meeting the overarching goals of...


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.


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 facilitating two sessions highlighting key elements of IRRE’s...


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 ( The conference is being held in Seattle, Washington from June 29 to July 1. We are excited to participate in this...


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 ( to the United Way of Southeastern Michigan (http://www....


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 ought to be accompanied by honest, clear, and creative dialogue about how these
  2. ...

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 language about what good instruction looks like and are...


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. 195-207) . The report details Lee and IRRE's efforts to improve...


IRRE President Jim Connell was a featured presenter at the American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) webinar "Preparing College and Career Ready Students: Elements of Successful Programs." Click here to view the presentation.


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