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Great Schools Partnership

Great Schools Partnership Contact Information:

482 Congress Street, Suite 500
Portland, ME 04101

Phone: 207-773-0505

CES Affiliate for 15-20 Years

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The Great Schools Partnership is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit school-support organization working to redesign public education and improve learning for all students. We are a team of passionate, committed educators and school leaders who bring decades of collective service in public schools.
Our Vision:
An equitable, rigorous, and personalized education system that prepares every student for college, careers, and global citizenship.

Our Mission:
Develop and advocate for sustainable educational policies, effective school leadership, proven instructional practices, and student-centered learning models built on strong community connections.

Our Core Beliefs:
- Every student deserves to be held to high expectations.
- High-quality teaching and learning is every student’s right, every day.
- A collegiate education must be an accessible and attainable option for every student who has earned a high school diploma.
- Schools must model civic responsibility, social justice, and multicultural understanding.

Working at all levels of the education system, from the classroom to the statehouse, the Great Schools Partnership provides school coaching, professional development, and technical assistance to educators, schools, districts, organizations, and government agencies. We also create tools and resources for educators, administer public and private grant programs, and coordinate large-scale school-improvement initiatives for foundations and states.

The Great Schools Partnership provides a variety of services and technical assistance to districts, schools, organizations, and government agencies. We understand that no single school-improvement model will be a perfect fit for every school, and that no two great schools need to look alike. While maintaining fidelity to our vision, mission, and beliefs, we are continually refining and adapting our strategies—which are based on sound research, field experience, and the specialized needs of our schools and partners—to achieve measurable gains in student aspirations, achievement, and educational attainment.

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