I’m composing to share a little bit of organizational news, which is that after 15 wonderful years at Uncommon Colleges, the Train Like a Champion Team will be relocating. On July 1, we’ll develop into an independent group in just With each other Schooling, which supports and develops education nonprofits as they commence-up or make significant organizational alterations.
Initially, about the change: It’s a minimal change instead than a big a single and mainly relates to functions. Our perform is progressively outward-dealing with and consists of an crew of people today distribute out throughout the country. This move will permit us to have more flexibility as an organization, which will assist us present ideal aid to the faculties we do the job with and to our wonderful personnel. Uncommon, for their component, operate 57 fantastic colleges- colleges we are very pleased to have supported and learned from- but there are issues inherent in attempting to provide a smaller entrepreneurial team in just with the form of versatility it wants though running an business of that scale.
We have worked along with Unheard of Colleges for almost a 12 months to system this changeover and will continue to be “in the family” and carefully connected so we continue discovering from–and with–each other. It goes devoid of saying that we will do every little thing we can to add to Uncommon’s ongoing accomplishment and we know that determination is mutual.
Next, about Together Training: With each other is “a non-income startup studio” with the mission of serving to start “enduring, fairness-driven, scalable solutions to our most urgent education and learning difficulties.” Us, in other phrases. Even if we’re not particularly a start out-up, we are more and more operating in new fields these types of as curriculum advancement and longer-time period partnership with educational institutions and networks outside of Uncommon. We want to get these areas right. Not coincidentally, Alongside one another Training is operate by my extensive-time colleague and mentor Norman Atkins. One of the greatest rewards of the modify is that we get his steering and guidance as we pursue a modifying portfolio of tasks this kind of as our middle grade—and shortly, we hope, large school—reading curriculum.
If you show up at our workshops, use our coaching materials or are a university we spouse with, you will likely detect extremely minimal transform. We’ll proceed to aim on what helps you run the ideal educational institutions humanly achievable for the families you serve.
So here’s to a compact adjust, the ongoing partnership of the colleagues we have worked beside all alongside, Unheard of Colleges, and a new residence not far too far from the nest.