Episode 155 | The School Performance Institute

Summary:

The School Performance Institute (SPI) launched as the learning and improvement arm of the Columbus non-profit United Schools Network (USN) on July 1, 2017, with start-up grant funding support from the W.G. and Patricia M. Jurgensen Fund of The Columbus Foundation, The Columbus Foundation, and the AEP Foundation. SPI’s core purpose is to seek out, study, and spread school design and improvement best practices to other high-poverty schools.

Milestones:

(00:00:00) Opening remarks
(00:00:43) Small Biz Cares
(00:01:22) The SunDown Group
(00:01:46) Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
(00:02:20) Conquering Columbus Intro
(00:03:17) Introduction to John Dues
(00:04:17) Background and entry into education
(00:05:36) Life after grad-school
(00:07:00) John’s first experience with a startup
(00:08:40) From Denver to Columbus
(00:09:45) The idea for School Performance Institute
(00:11:50) The mission of School Performance Institute
(00:14:32) The challenges early on with forming and running School Performance Institute
(00:15:46) Columbus Gives Back
(00:16:55) The methodology of School Performance Institute
(00:25:45) Working through 8th graders achieving high test scores, but not being ready for high-school…
(00:28:22) School Performance Institute present day
(00:30:00) School Performance Institute’s goals for the future
(00:31:55) Live Uncomfortably
(00:34:15) Like, subscribe, and share Conquering Columbus
(00:34:38) Small Biz Cares
(00:35:13) The SunDown Group
(00:35:40) Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
(00:36:10) Conquering Columbus Outro

Links:

John Dues
School Performance Institute (SPI)
Small Biz Cares
The SunDown Group
Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
Columbus Gives Back
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