GSP and MCCL Overview

Great Schools Partnership
Contact Information:
- Mark Kostin, Associate Director, [email protected]
- Duke Albanese, Senior Policy Advisor, [email protected]
Location: Portland, Maine
Phone: (207) 773-0505
At a glance overview: Great Schools Partnership is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit school-support
organization that works to help redesign public education and improve learning for all
students in New England. They develop and advocate for sustainable educational policies,
effective school leadership, proven instructional practices, and student-centered learning
models built on strong community connections. Great Schools Partnership believes that
every student deserves to be held to high expectations, that students have the right to highquality teaching every day, that every student who as earned a high school diploma should
also have the attainable option of a collegiate education, and that all schools must model
civic responsibility, social justice, and multicultural understanding.
Maine Cohort for Customized Learning
Contact Information: Linda Laughlin, Assistant Superintendent, RSU 2,
[email protected]
Location: Oakland, Maine
Phone: (207) 465-7384
At a glance overview: The Maine Cohort for Customized Learning (MCCL) is a statewide
coalition of school systems, organizations, and individuals committed to supporting
performance-based education in Maine school systems. Through committee meetings and
consortium outreach, MCCL assists communities around Maine learn how to better teach
and serve students.