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Innovation and School Reform

In alignment with the Department’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Framework, the Office of Innovation and School Reform (OISR) is committed to providing comprehensive technical assistance and targeted support to schools under Receivership.  OISR conducts collaborative cross-functional team reflective review and technical assistance sessions with school and district leaders to ensure sustained equitable access to high quality educational programs and SEL-based services to all students in a safe academic environment.

The mission of the Office of Innovation and School Reform is to provide a comprehensive system of support for innovation and school turnaround for the improvement of all schools, for all students, in a safe environment. Core Strategies: provide access to information and models of best practice; create professional communities of practice across the State; connect districts and schools to key change partners and partner organizations; and promote high quality school design through funding and outreach.