OUR HISTORY

At Blueprint, we’re proud of our track record of successfully partnering with schools and districts to support, operate, and manage school improvement efforts. Read on to learn more about our organization’s background.

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DECEMBER 2010

Blueprint Is Founded

Blueprint Schools Network is founded to bring research-based strategies shown to be the biggest drivers of student achievement in successful, high-performing schools to life in public schools across the nation.

DECEMBER 2010

Blueprint Supports Apollo 20 Schools In Houston, TX

Blueprint begins a 2 1/2 year partnership with the Houston Independent School District to support the Apollo 20 program, a turnaround initiative for 20 elementary, middle, and high schools in Houston, TX.

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JANUARY 2011

A Partnership In Denver

Blueprint begins working with Denver Public Schools to execute a comprehensive school turnaround initiative for a network of schools known as the Denver Summit Schools Network (DSSN).

JUNE 2011

Blueprint Hosts First Leadership Summit In New York City

Blueprint convenes its first three-day leadership summit for principals and district leaders in our network. This summit is an opportunity for leaders to collaborate and share best practices using their combined knowledge, skills, and expertise from working in the school turnaround field.

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SEPTEMBER 2011

Opening Day

Opening day for Blueprint's 10 partner schools in the Denver Summit Schools Network.

JUNE 2012

Blueprint Hosts Second Leadership Summit In Boston

In the spring of 2012, over 40 leaders from Blueprint's partner schools in Houston and Denver come to Boston to visit model schools, share promising practices, and tackle common challenges as a growing network of professionals.

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AUGUST 2012

Expansion To Massachusetts

Blueprint is awarded a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to build capacity as a turnaround operator for the Commonwealth.

SEPTEMBER 2012

Year Two In Denver

Year two of implementation begins for the Denver Summit Schools Network schools in Denver.

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SEPTEMBER 2012

Fellows Program Expands Into West Denver

The Blueprint Fellows Program is expanded to three additional turnaround schools in the West Denver Network, a separate turnaround initiative of Denver Public Schools.

NOVEMBER 2012

Blueprint Fellows Program Grows In Denver

Denver voters approve an annual tax increase that will provide funding to expand the Blueprint Fellows Program to 39 additional schools in the 2013-14 school year.

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MARCH 2013

Boston Public Schools Joins Network

Blueprint begins working with Boston Public Schools to implement its school improvement framework at the Elihu Greenwood Leadership Academy (K-5) and The English High School - the oldest public high school in the nation.

JUNE 2013

AmeriCorps

The Blueprint Fellows Program is selected by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to become an AmeriCorps affiliated program. As a result, a select number of Blueprint Fellows positions are designated as AmeriCorps member positions.

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AUGUST 2013

GreenLight/Social Innovation Fund

Blueprint is awarded a five-year, $1.25M grant through the GreenLight Fund’s Social Innovation Fund initiative to support its expansion into Boston Public Schools.​

SEPTEMBER 2013

St. Louis Fellows Program

Blueprint partners with St. Louis Public Schools to implement the Blueprint Fellows Program as an independent academic intervention in seven schools for the 2013-14 school year. The program expanded and 22 full-time Math Fellows served students in eight schools for the 2015-16 school year.

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FEBRUARY 2014

Paul A. Dever Elementary Receivership

Blueprint is selected to serve as the state-appointed Receiver for the Paul A. Dever Elementary School in Dorchester, MA.

MAY 2014

Blueprint Partners With Salem Public Schools

Blueprint, in collaboration with Empower Schools, enters into a partnership with Salem Public Schools to operate grades 3-5 of Bentley Elementary School.

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JUNE 2015

Summer Fellows Program At Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Blueprint partners with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville's Upward Bound program to implement a summer Fellows Program. Experienced tutors serving St. Louis Public Schools work with students in grades 9-12 on foundational and supplemental math skills during the summer months.

AUGUST 2015

Partnership With Bentley Academy Charter School

Bentley Academy Charter School (BACS), a charter school within the Salem Public Schools, opened serving students in Kindergarten through fifth grade. Blueprint continues its role as a school improvement partner for BACS.

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FEBRUARY 2016

Fellows Program Expansion In Massachusetts

In early 2016, Blueprint launches two mid-year Fellows Program partnerships. Six Blueprint Fellows worked with students at Boston Public Schools’ Mattahunt Elementary School, and three Fellows serve students at the Morgan Full Service Community School in Holyoke Public Schools.

AUGUST 2016

Fellows Program Launch In California’s Bay Area

Blueprint launches a partnership with Oakland Unified School District to implement the Blueprint Math Fellows Program in 5 middle schools district-wide.

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AUGUST 2016

Fellows Program Launch In East St. Louis, IL

Blueprint begins working with East St. Louis School District 189 in Illinois to plan and implement the Blueprint Math Fellows Program in 4 schools across the district.