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  • By Randy Ziegenfuss

Season 5: Episode 5 – Dr. Marilyn Crawford – School by Design [Podcast]

In this episode we are speaking with Dr. Marilyn Crawford, Lead Design Expert for School By Design. Marilyn created the School by Design approach for helping districts and schools use master scheduling to make the most of resources and create conditions that support teaching and learning.

Denver 7 News

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  • By Kumasi Aaron

Colorado classroom takes new, unique approach to school day

When you think of a typical school day, it’s usually filled with classes like history, science and math. But what if you could have a whole day to learn about and do the things you're most interested in? One school is trying it out.

SxD gives school leaders the analytics to go in front of school boards, parents and other constituents and show how their approach is empirically sound and cost effective. It makes it easy to gain support for what is best based on the district’s instructional priorities. It takes the emotion out of those conversations and grounds them in data.

— Charles McDaniel, Former Principal, East Ridge Middle School, Lake County School District (FL), AVID National Consultant —

edCircuit

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  • By Dr. Rod Berger

Redesigning Schools for Student Success: Changing old thinking into new ideas. Interview with Fran Rabinowitz, Head of Bridgeport Public Schools

To better support and engage students, Bridgeport was going to have to rethink the way they did things. They needed to pack more power into their educational “punch” while staying within budget. The Bridgeport district partnered with School by Design (SxD) and set about changing the culture.

Chalkbeat: Education news

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  • By Yesenia Robles

Aurora school introduces out-of-the-box redesign with more electives, more teacher collaboration.

...Principal Marcella Garcia jumped at the idea of working with consultant School by Design to redesign her school’s schedule. School by Design’s focus is on providing data about how schools use their time and helping schools find better ways to do things without requiring more staff or money.

SxD In The News

Proposed Aurora budget cuts not as drastic as originally thought.

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  • By Yesenia Robles

Chalkbeat: Education news

Aurora Public Schools’ budget situation is not as precarious as previously thought, causing the district to step back from more drastic scenarios such as eliminating full-day kindergarten, cutting sports and clubs, and increasing staff—to—student ratios.

Education DIVE: Flex Time

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  • By Linda Jacobson

Flex time: Schools break out of scheduling ruts to improve learning for students, teachers.

Newer designs accommodate instructional needs and teach students time management skills.

As an administrator, I've always been interested in how we could use our time. How can we get more out of the time we have during the school day and better benefit students? School by Design introduced my school to the possibilities that we have in our resources. With it, we're creating time for teachers to provide interventions for students, without taking away from student participation in the unified arts. School by Design helps us use our data and identify choices that will benefit students and staff.

— Dane W. Ferguson, Principal, Burns Middle School, Daviess County Public Schools —

THE PRINCIPAL CENTER

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  • Guillaume Gendre—School By Design

Principal Center Radio Podcast

Guillaume Gendre is a senior school design expert for School by Design, where he helps districts design the schools students and teachers need with the resources they have. He has 20 years’ experience in the field of education and has previously been a principal in Washington, DC and Hartford, CT, and an assessment specialist for the Oregon Department of Education.

GETTING SMART

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  • By Horace Williams and Melanie Pondant

Longview Independent School District in Texas changed their Perception of Time with SxD

"Working with Dr. Crawford and School by Design showed us just how much untapped potential exists when we focus on our goals and analyze how we are using all available resources to meet them." — Horace Williams, Assistant Superintendent of Campus Accountability

Copperas Cove Leader Press

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  • By David Morris

Cove Secondary Schools Change Schedules To Improve Teaching, Learning

"It’s been an intensive process, but at the end of the day, I believe we have landed on a plan that will allow time for teachers to collaborate and to provide interventions for students. The end result will be enhanced student outcomes," — CCHS Principal Miguel Timarky

EDWEEK Market Brief

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  • By Sean Cavanagh

School by Design Spins Off From Amplify to Form Independent Company.

The educational technology company Amplify is spinning off a service known as School by Design into a new, separate business that will provide schools with data and technical assistance focused on financial and instructional strategy.

EdSurge

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  • By Tony Wan

Chalk this up as another trivia question in the category of “Did you know Amplify also provided this?”

Today the once—gargantuan education technology company announced it is spinning off another service, School by Design, into an independent entity.

Focus on Teachers

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  • By Vicki Phillips

Finding Teacher Time: Innovative Professional Development (iPD) program.

School by Design Press Release - New Analytics Offering

SCHOOL BY DESIGN’S NEW ANALYTICS OFFERING HELPS EDUCATION LEADERS MAKE SMART RESOURCE DECISIONS

School by Design Press Release - Launch

SCHOOL BY DESIGN LAUNCHES AS INDEPENDENT COMPANY TO HELP SCHOOLS IMPROVE EFFECTIVENESS, INNOVATION, AND EQUITY.

Focus on Teachers

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  • By Vicki Phillips

Fresno teacher Rithy Som describes learning and leading through school redesign.

Media

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  • T.H.E. Journal (CA)

“Lake County School District Saves $1 Million, Adds a Week of Instruction Time by Adjusting Bells”

Media

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  • Daily Commercial (FL)

“Standardizing bell schedule reaps savings for the school district.”

What Our Clients Say

How Copperas Cove is creating schools that work for teachers and students.

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  • Copperas Cove ISD (TX)

Innovative Professional Learning or IPL will be changing the way that student schedules are arranged on secondary campuses.

Testimonial

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  • Match Middle School (MA)

Lisa Wong, Executive Director at Match Middle School working with School by Design software.

We know districts spend the vast majority of their funds on people. So, using your people in the most effective and efficient manner possible is critical for success. The School by Design platform is aimed at allowing you to do just that.

— Jon Fullerton, Executive Director, Center for Education Policy Research, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University —

See School By Design In Action

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  • Lake County School District (FL)

What does working with SxD look like?

Finding Time

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  • Bridgeport Public Schools (CT)

Innovative Professional Development

Finding Time

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  • Fresno Unified School District (CA)

Innovative Professional Development

Saving Money, Increasing Instructional Time

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  • East Ridge Middle School (CT)

Creating a high support, college experience for students

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  • Central High School in Bridgeport (CT)

Case Study

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  • Fresno Unified School District (CA)

Case Study

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  • Bridgeport Public Schools (CT)

Let School by Design help you unlock the power of your schools.

Contact us to find out how.


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