At UE101, we believe that student success is achieved by insuring that a balance is struck between a school’s relationships and its available resources. When relationships and resources are implemented simultaneously in urban underserved schools, they often rival the best high-performing schools throughout the country.
What’s the difference between relationships and resources?
When it comes to relationships, there are two (2) types or categories: Leadership and Structure. On the resource side of the model, there are also two (2) types or classes: Human and Financial. These four (4) subcategories are further divided into six (6) actionable components. The actionable components include Inspirational–Instructional (Leadership), Fraternal–Physical (Structures), Personnel Configuration, and Fiscal Alignment. Whenever these components are absent or unbalanced, it creates a breach in the system. Most often the breach is on the relationship side of the model. This breach is glaringly apparent in urban underserved schools. UE101 illustrates this imbalance or breach through its Teacher–Student Dissimilarity Graphic.
This imbalance of relationships and resources is corrected by properly implementing the 3Ps: People, Programs, and Posture. Proper infusion of the 3Ps strikes a balance between a school’s who, what, and how.
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