This weekend's Sunday edition of the New York Times magazine presents an in-depth look at Atlanta Public Schools and The Rensselaerville Institute’s role in turning around schools.

We’ve been active with Atlanta Public Schools for more than a year to boost student...

A group of community volunteers working with The Rensselaerville Institute (TRI) recently improved the lives of 348 children in southeast Atlanta. They joined TRI as “Community Sparkplugs,” and led seven projects to introduce new learning opportunities for students in...

September 1, 2018

The leadership, staff, and trustees of The Rensselaerville Institute are deeply saddened by the loss of John Klingenstein. John Klingenstein was a remarkable human being. As a longstanding member of our Board of Trustees, he contributed his incisive thinking and insist...

May 29, 2018

The Book Boss Program—a Community Sparkplug Project in partnership with The Rensselaerville Institute—recently  empowered 24 3rd-5th graders of Lenora P. Miles Elementary to find their creative voices by writing and illustrating their own stories. Each of the budding a...

May 16, 2018

At a special workshop May 14, the Gadsden County School Board voted to enter into a provisional contract with an educational consulting agency it may have to allow to be Gadsden County High School’s external operator next school year.

Gadsden County School Superintende...

Sixteen years ago I first became involved with TRI’s School Turnaround intervention. I was the principal at one of the lowest-performing elementary schools in Fort Worth, Texas. I had started my second year at the school; a quarter of the teachers were new as well.


February 14, 2018

First, let me say hello and how pleased I am to join TRI as its new Chief Programs Officer. I have long observed the work of TRI’s School Turnaround in Atlanta Public Schools, and am thrilled to be a part of the organization.

Our Community Sparkplug intervention keeps g...

February 9, 2018

We are currently looking for turnaround leaders to join our results-driven team!

Have you led dramatic gains in achievement at a school or district in a time-compressed way?  Do you have the time, energy, and passion to help fellow principals do the same? Do you wake up...

February 9, 2018

Listen to Gillian Williams on the Ed's (Not) Dead Podcast - The All Things Education Podcast:  Facts are Lazy, Facts are Late : The Decay of Truth!

November 27, 2017

Schools are working with The Rensselaerville Institute to make lasting changes.

Guilford County, North Carolina, Nov. 16, 2017 – Focusing on empowering principals and engaging community support is how The Rensselaerville Institute (TRI) has led school turnaround efforts...

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