Yesterday, Cambium Learning Group announced that it has formed an exclusive partnership with the Vallas Group, Inc. to bring education reform leader Paul Vallas' unique school improvement model to underachieving schools across the nation. Currently, Vallas is the interim superintendent of the Bridgeport Public Schools in Connecticut and is the former superintendent of the Chicago Public Schools, the School District of Philadelphia and the New Orleans Recovery School District.
"The Vallas Group selected Cambium Learning Group for this groundbreaking partnership because we identify with its mission to enable educators to unlock every child's potential through learning, no matter where their journey begins," said Mr. Vallas. "Through Cambium we have the platform to more widely offer the Vallas Turnaround System to bring about lasting school improvement that is both approachable and accessible by districts or schools that might not otherwise have the resources - either financial or in terms of human expertise - to create dramatic improvements. The Vallas Group is committed to affordable change, so that cost is no longer the deciding factor for schools when it comes to impacting student achievement through the system. This partnership makes this vision possible for schools, districts and states across the nation."
The Vallas Group's Turnaround System offers a thoughtful, well-rounded approach to improving schools by addressing academics, finance, and operations - three critical, highly integrated, and interdependent areas. By focusing expertise in five core areas - Financial Health and Stability; Student-Focused Administration and Operation; Superior Instructional Improvement Models; World Class Human Resources; and Building Local Capacity, the System aims to impart change while effectively working with educators, parents, and communities.
Vernon Johnson, Ed.D., President of Cambrium Learning's intervention division and former superintendent, remarked, "The Vallas Turnaround System is positioned to be the nation's leading resource for comprehensive and affordable school reform that offers superior educational resources at the state, district, or school level. No matter how small or large, any district will now have access to proven, results-driven school reform and improvement thanks to our partnership to bring the Vallas vision to school administrators."
aCambium Learning Group will hold a press conference today at 11:00 a.m. CST at its corporate offices located at 17855 Dallas Parkway, Suite 400, Dallas, Texas. For additional information about The Vallas Turnaround System, please visit www.vallasturnaround.com.
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