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What We Believe

At the Connecticut Center for School Change, the belief that system success equals student success is at the core of every action we take. We acknowledge a mutual responsibility between the school systems we partner with and our own organization to achieve such success.

To improve achievement for all students, school systems must work systemically and:

  • focus on the instructional core—curriculum rigor, teacher knowledge and skill, and student engagement with learning
  • develop and exercise leadership that promotes adult and student learning
  • collaborate with internal and external stakeholders
  • engage in continuous improvement
  • plan for sustainability
  • hold all staff members accountable for improved student outcomes

To support and improve the work of Connecticut’s school systems, the Center must:

  • assist public school districts in focusing on instruction and redesigning/aligning their systems with instruction at the core
  • help districts develop the capacity of their professionals as instructional and organizational leaders