Back to News & Insights Continuous Improvement Improvement stories: “No Whiteboard? No Problem!” with Collegiate Academies in New Orleans, LA October 28, 2020 COVID school closures did not stop Collegiate Academies from hosting a site visit in the Spring. How the team pulled it off — and why it pays to build team commitment early and often. Launched in January 2020, the Charter Students with Disabilities Pilot Community Initiative supports a networked improvement community (NIC) of 10 charter management organizations (CMOs) aiming to improve outcomes for their students with disabilities. Race and class have a compounding effect on students in special education that creates an experience gap between these students and their peers. This is why the initiative prioritizes CMOs serving a high proportion of students who are Black, Latinx, or experiencing poverty. In honor of the final week of Learning Disabilities Awareness Month, this series spotlights early improvement stories from the field, in partnership with technical assistance provider Marshall Street Initiatives. The pilot community’s goal is to systematically improve the way we serve students with disabilities and bring these solutions back to school systems everywhere. Read the piece here.