Hello! How large is your area geographically?
While we have only 7 school districts, our area Florida covers over a total over 5,000 square miles!! While there are only 7 governing agencies, it is still a challenge to agree on everything considering we have the highest and nearly lowest performing districts in our region. But even with that, there are MANY common challenges… computer science, especially. Our structure of getting a cross sector group of stakeholders in one place has helped us identify the things that we want to work on together. It is an investment in time, but pays off very well. We use a “Design Studio” approach, we established common goals and established priorities. I would think that you could get MOST of your districts into one room for an afternoon. I would be happy to share our approach and also the outcomes (to date) from our work… We are still a work in progress. I will be in DC and will be very happy to share. Kathleen Schofield