The Growing Influence of Jounce Partners

by Lisa Haver and Lynda Rubin November 24, 2017 It would be safe to say that no public school teacher in Philadelphia has seen or heard any colleague forcing a student to face the wall and repeat the same phrase 25 or 30 times. Any principal who witnessed such an occurrence would be within his … Continue reading The Growing Influence of Jounce Partners

Will District Listen to Parents and Community for Solutions at SGS Schools?

by Lisa Haver For the third consecutive year, the Hite administration has placed several neighborhood schools into its “System of Great Schools” (SGS), to be redesigned according to a set of apparently predetermined outcomes.  The District once again went through the motions of providing community engagement in a series of poorly designed parent focus groups. … Continue reading Will District Listen to Parents and Community for Solutions at SGS Schools?