Why transformation requires a holistic solution

INSIGHTS

Leveraging the expertise of the MGT Education team and lessons learned through our 48 years of experience in the public-school domain, MGT offers school turnaround and transformation solutions to improve student outcomes. Our education services range from single school support to whole district turnaround and comprehensive emergency management/external operation for districts. We understand the components of successful schools and work in partnership with the school or district to address the achievement gap, rigorous attainment of the standards, teacher training, and leadership development. The MGT team provides practical and proven support built on our strong background in academic, financial, operations, governance, and community engagement work.

When a state mandates a more assertive form of school improvement, MGT works with a district or school to manage and operate a school or schools that require a more immediate and dramatic improvement. We work in partnership with administration and leadership to develop a customized plan of improvement and then identify existing and local talent that can team with MGT staff and partners to achieve school transformation. Our goal is to deliver an environment of continuous improvement that is ultimately sustainable by and for each district or school, long after the MGT engagement is over.

It has been our experience that states with robust school transformation processes have rooted these processes in a focused set of transformation targets that represent high yield areas of school operations. The following model is typical of the targets we employ for both transformation efforts and the correlating communications strategy related to the process.

Our team will examine and help support and transform:

  • Leadership and Instructional Staffing
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Academic Assessments
  • Overall Learning Environment
  • Operations and Organizational Review

Our work has spanned the country — we have provided management services for the Adams 14 School District in Commerce City, CO, Gary Community Schools in Indiana, and Hillsborough County Schools in Tampa, FL, among others. All projects combined, our work has positively impacted more than 20,000 students.