Blueprint Schools Network partners with school districts across the country to ensure educational equity for students in the lowest performing schools. Their turnaround framework is based on core strategies that recent research has identified as the biggest drivers of student achievement in highly effective, gap-closing schools.
In Boston, Blueprint partners with school districts to apply its trademark turnaround efforts deep into the highest need schools. Blueprint’s core strategies include: excellence in leadership and instruction, increased instructional time, a culture of high expectations, data to improve instruction, and daily, small group tutoring.
The cornerstone of the unique whole-school approach is the Blueprint Fellows Program, a selective service opportunity for recent college graduates to work directly in high need, Boston public high schools. Fellows provide daily small group tutoring sessions to students across grades K-12.
Walk the hallways of schools like Dever Elementary and you will see Blueprint Fellows are passionate about their students’ success. Boston fellows don’t just drop in to tutor; they fully integrate into their school cultures, collaborating with school staff, communicating with students’ families and doing what it takes to support students’ achievement. They provide intensive, personalized, daily academic assistance to at-risk students, often making the difference toward accelerating a student’s academic success.
The benefit runs both ways. As a recent Fellow noted: “Being a Fellow proves powerful in the sense that we see the growth the kids achieve, but equally important is that we have the opportunity to grow as well.”
“Being a Fellow proves powerful in the sense that we see the growth the kids achieve, but equally important is that we have the opportunity to grow as well.”
- Blueprint Schools Network Fellow
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