Transforming public education for all students.

Ed Tech Innovations | Leadership Public Schools

Leadership Public Schools (LPS) is an entrepreneurial “research and development” organization seeking solutions for the most difficult issues in public education. As in most urban high schools, the majority of LPS 9th graders enter high school performing significantly below grade level in both reading and math. This stark reality demands innovative responses. LPS is leveraging the design processes of the private sector and the power of partnerships to develop solutions that are uniformly rigorous, yet flexible enough to address individual student needs.

Leadership Public Schools Blended Learning Model
Our blended learning model utilizes multiple technologies as well as non-technological strategies to provide:

1) real-time data to empower student and teacher
2) personalized, accelerated backfill of missing foundational skills in math and English
3) content presentation supports for teachers or directly for students
4) student supports for literacy, numeracy and conceptual understanding that allow under-prepared students to access core college preparatory content
5) development of critical thinking and deeper learning skills. 

Our Process
We are leveraging the design processes of the private sector to develop new tools and innovations created by teacher design teams through a process of “collaborative innovation.” In this process, teachers share a “spine” of common curriculum and assessment resources that can be tailored to each new class and is continually evolving, incorporating our best learnings.

Our Products
LPS is leveraging the design processes of the private sector and the power of partnerships to develop solutions that are uniformly rigorous, yet flexible enough to address individual student needs.  In partnership with CK-12 Foundation, we have created FlexMath, a  web-based, interactive Algebra program, and the LPS CK-12 College Access Readers, a line of free, open-source, online curriculum resources. The LPS Office of Technology Innovation is piloting ExitTicket, a “clicker app” that provides students with immediate feedback on math and science problems and challenges them to achieve higher performance

Our Results
The impact of our math and literacy programs and the LPS commitment to innovation can be seen in rising Academic Performance Index (API) scores and the tremendous gains our students are making in math and literacy.