Patricia Russell

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December 17, 2022

Compass Finds Its Way: Mastery Learning and State Testing

When standardized testing resumed after a two-year hiatus at Compass Community Collaborative School, the scores were higher, much higher than before the pandemic. The school’s Executive Director, Jan Harrison, and her colleagues were not all that surprised with this encouraging data. After only a few years of implementing the school’s mastery-based learning program...
April 16, 2021

School, Racism, and Hope

School, Racism, and Hope — Chief Education Officer Patricia Russell reflects on three common themes emerging from MTC member schools in 2021.
April 1, 2020

Academic Excellence: A New Definition

Well before government officials began closing schools to slow COVID-19’s impact on our healthcare systems and communities, there were compelling reasons to rethink what “academic excellence” actually means. At this moment and in our current context, this definition is being wholly redefined.