Marshall Street Initiative: Leading Improvement with Hearts, Minds, and ‘Data with a Soul’

By Daria Zhao with contributions from Paula Espinoza and Stephanie Lassalle

In our work with Green Dot Public Schools as part of the Charter Students with Disabilities Pilot Community, we’ve witnessed a glowing example of how one charter school network is building capacity to lead improvement at scale: with hearts, minds, and — to borrow the team’s own terminology — ‘data with a soul’.

“I haven’t seen better co-teaching than what I was seeing. There’s good stuff happening in those classrooms.”

Over the course of our first year as a networked improvement community, we’ve seen how the Green Dot Improvement Team has weathered a pandemic year, pivoted to remote learning, and made co-teaching better than ever by consistently applying the principles and practices of continuous improvement.