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Ascendant hosts Managing for Performance in Education event

Posted March 18, 2011 1:44 PM by Ted Jackson

On March 7, Ascendant, along with the DC Public Schools and the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, hosted an event titled Managing for Performance. The event has over 60 professionals representing over 20 schools coming together to talk about performance management in education.


We had presentations from the following organizations: Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, DC Public Schools, Rochester City School District, Prince George's County Schools, Atlanta Public Schools, and Chicago Public Schools.


The first topic was about performance management at the district level. Then we discussed managing performance across a group of schools, and finally a discussion about managing performance within the school walls. We would have brief school presentations and then table discussions. Presentations covered Balanced Scorecard, SchoolStat, and other performance management techniques. All of the participants were taking notes and bringing back techniques and tricks to their organizations. Best of all, it provided an opportunity for networking across school districts and charter management organizations.

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If you would like to learn more about this event or participate in a future education focused event, please just reach out to us and let us know. We'd be happy to accommodate as many people as we can that want to join the conversation.