Each year, the progress and successes of schools, school districts and state-wide school systems that partner with the University of Virginia Partnership for Leaders in Education are chronicled in the media. We invite you to read their stories through the years and consider how partnering with the UVA-PLE could deliver outcomes in your schools.
Training Superintendents Like CEOs Can Help Save Schools
October 17, 2023
"The PLE demonstrates remarkable resiliency through its continued growth and learning in response to educational leaders’ needs, transitioning from a narrow focus on improving school principal practices to a broader collective systems leadership emphasis to change school districts as organizations." - Coby Meyers, Associate Professor at UVA School of Education and Human Development
Meet The Team: William Robinson Partners With K-12 Leaders To Elevate Education For All
July 20, 2023
Executive Director of the Partnership for Leaders in Education, advocates for a transformative education system that ensures all students, especially those from historically underserved populations, have access to a quality education that prepares them for a successful future.
Alicia Sanchez Elementary granted highest state ranking, earns Governor’s Bright Spot Award
February 24, 2023
Boulder Valley School District
Discover how Alicia Sanchez Elementary defied odds, leveraging strategic partnerships and community support, to secure the state's highest ranking and the coveted Governor's Bright Spot Award.
4 areas prime for education disruption
February 16, 2023
A University of Virginia report explores how districts and their leaders are challenging the status quo in order to advance student achievement.
Be courageous’: Education is ripe for change, and it starts with innovation
February 16, 2023
The pandemic has given us a "once-in-a-generation opportunity" to drive organizational reform. District leaders must lean in and learn from those who are changing the culture of K12.
Districts Should Rethink Instruction and Teacher Recruitment After Shutdowns, Report Says
February 16, 2023
A recent report prompts a paradigm shift in education, encouraging districts to reinvent their strategies for student support and teacher recruitment for more sustainable and impactful outcomes.
New Partnership for Leaders in Education Report Sees Opportunity for Innovation Following COVID-19 Disruption
January 20, 2023
The Darden Report
The Partnership for Leaders in Education report calls for a complete overhaul of K-12 education in the wake of COVID-19 disruptions, championing transformative strategies to tackle learning gaps and shape a promising future
Goshen School District Earns Passing Grade on State Report Card
November 14, 2018
The Goshen News
Goshen Community Schools see an increase in student achievement following partnership with UVA's Partnership for Leaders in Education.
Achievement Zone Transformation
National School Boards Association
When Georgia’s Fulton County Schools formed its achievement zone, the district hoped to improve a cluster of 10 struggling schools characterized by poverty and low achievement.
Aurora's principal training could send 11 more schools through University of Virginia Program
June 4, 2018
School district leaders in Aurora are proposing training more principals in leadership skills that have helped some of the district’s low-performing schools improve.
Sunnyside Schools See Improvement with Turnaround Program
January 18, 2016
Arizona Star Daily
Positive changes are being seen at four schools participating in the UVA School Turnaround Program.
University of Virginia School Turnaround Program Revolutionizes School Performance in Oklahoma and Louisiana
October 23, 2014
Darden School of Business
The Darden/Curry Partnership for Leaders in Education's partnership with Oklahoma public schools recently spurred new academic gains in an underperforming district. The UVA-PLE has driven similar turnarounds in 16 states during the last 10 years and recently entered a new partnership with a Louisiana school district.
UVA School Turnaround Program Schools See Improvement
September 22, 2014
Three Oklahoma school districts have seen huge improvements in their school report cards after implementing changes through the University of Virginia School Turnaround Program.
New Mexico Governor Announces Expansion of Participation in the UVA School Turnaround Program
August 28, 2014
Office of the Governor of New Mexico
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez announces increased participation in the The University of Virginia School Turnaround Program. Other schools in New Mexico that have gone through the program have shown significant growth and improvement in student proficiency.
First Rural Consortium to Participate in the UVA School Turnaround Program
April 14, 2014
Headlight Deming News
The Southwest Regional Educational Cooperative has formed the very first rural consortium to participate in the University of Virginia School Turnaround Project in partnership with the New Mexico Public Education Department.
William Robinson Takes The Helm of the U.Va. Darden/Curry Partnership for Leaders in Education
December 5, 2013
The University of Virginia Darden School of Business and Curry School of Education announce the appointment of William Robinson to the role of executive director for the Darden/Curry Partnership for Leaders in Education.
UVA School Turnaround Specialist Program Helps Salt Lake City Schools Make the Grade
September 30, 2013
Children in Utah's low-performing schools are raising their scores with continued support from the Darden/Curry Partnership for Leaders in Education.
Missouri and Ohio Schools Make Significant Improvement Through UVA Turnaround Program
June 20, 2013
Curry School of Education
This study follows 34 elementary and middle schools in Missouri and Ohio throughout the course of their participation in the University of Virginia School Turnaround Specialist Program.