The Broad Academy 2006
There is no one magic solution to fixing any broken organization, including a public school system. The solution requires both the strategic and tactical aspects of leadership and management. That means having a vision of what the schools should be and doing the hard work of driving improvements in performance without forgetting that education isn’t the same as manufacturing millions of widgets that are exactly alike.
As superintendent of Sacramento City Unified School District, Jonathan Raymond had an infectious commitment to do “whatever it takes for kids.” During his tenure, summer programs expanded, home-school visits and new parent partnerships were established and schools began focusing more systematically on students’ social and emotional needs. As a result, the district’s dropout rate fell by 17 percentage points and some of its lowest-performing schools made tremendous gains in student performance.
- Current Title
- Executive Director
- Current Organization
- Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund
- Previous Title
- President and Chief Executive Officer
- Previous Organization
- Commonwealth Corporation
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