The Three Rs of Custom Education Solutions
of us remember our schoolteachers focusing on the “three Rs”: reading, ‘riting,
and ‘rithmetic. Today, K–12 school systems have broadened their academic focus
to include new curriculum aimed at helping students keep pace in a modern world
— everything from environmental sciences to emerging technology. When designing
custom education solutions for today’s K–12 marketplace, it is important to
broaden the focus of your programs and include a new set of “Rs”: relief, recovery,
Relief: Teachers, school administrators, and school
boards are stretched thin. Budgets are tightening while classroom sizes
inflate. Often, school systems rely on private-sector organizations to provide
programs that address the specific needs of the school community. When
designing a customized education solution, start with the school system and the
issues it is trying to address, and identify how your solution can provide that
Recovery: Students who fall behind — either due to poor
academic performance or due to illness or an emergency that pulls them out of
school — often have a difficult time catching up after the setback. Being kept
back or even dropping out is too often the unfortunate result. Consider how
your organization can boost the outcomes of struggling students.
Revitalization: Perhaps the school systems are part of a broader
revitalization initiative taking place in your community. As more and more
communities — both large and small — experience rapid rejuvenation, school
systems enjoy a renewal of their own. Communities and schools are strategic
partners in this rebirth. How can your organization join that partnership? What
resources and programs can you contribute to optimize growth? Or perhaps your
community’s school system recognizes that it needs some revitalization but
doesn’t know where to begin — how can your program get things started?
organization may want to focus on particular areas of need, of course. Like
infrastructure or technology improvements, for example. Or the school system
you want to partner with may have a unique need or opportunity based on its
location, local businesses, or the demographics of the community. In any case,
whether you want to implement a custom education solution as an organization,
as part of a public/private partnership, or as part of a large and growing
“ecosystem,” your education solution must be well researched, well designed,
expertly implemented, continually monitored and, eventually, refined. You’ll
probably need assistance.
Recommendation, Re-envisioning, Refinement, and Recalibration
Education assists clients interested in developing a custom education solution
for their communities, we bring a lot of other “Rs” to the table. We’ve been
involved in the education market for more than 40 years, and our results speak
for themselves. We follow a very specific path when working with clients, yet
each path is unique based on the objectives of the client, the needs of the K–12
market, and the pulse of the community.
starts with a conversation. We listen to you, seek to understand your mission,
learn your goals and objectives, identify your concerns and challenges, and even
explore your past successes and “could have gone betters.”
Then we review, analyze, and evaluate all available information, synthesizing that data and identifying your unique opportunities and options. From that data and analysis, we make our recommendations. If you like what you hear and want us to help (and we’re pretty confident you will), then the real work begins. We discover everything we can about the impact you want to make, develop a detailed plan, a road map to success, and ways to measure that success. We help you implement the program, monitor and report on its progress, evaluate both our own performance and that of the program, and then make any refinements needed to improve every outcome. Finally, we recalibrate — to raise the bar to ensure we achieve client objectives.
Clients choose MMS Education because of our deep understanding of the education market, backed by more than four decades of working with schools, school districts, and administrators. Call us today at 800-523-5948 for a complimentary consultation or fill out this form to see how MMS Education can help you reach, engage, and measure impact in the K–12 education market.