The School Performance Institute (SPI) originated within the four schools that make up the United Schools Network (USN) in Columbus, Ohio. Since 2008, USN schools have been the laboratory for the research and development for SPI’s school design best practices. We are combining what we’ve learned in our schools with lessons learned from other high-poverty, high-performing schools across the United States into a powerful series of professional learning opportunities.


News & Updates

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA – School Performance Institute Director and United Schools Network Chief Learning Officer John A. Dues is featured in an in-depth interview with Stone Payton and Lee Kantor on Learning Insights Radio. In the interview, John highlights SPI's purpose, mission and current work as well as the vision for the future.

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United Schools Network Again Named Among Top Workplaces In Columbus

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Columbus C.E.O. Magazine has for the second consecutive year honored United Schools Network (USN) as a 2017 Top Workplace. USN is one of only four schools – and the only charter school – to make the prestigious list of 70 employers.

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United Preparatory Academy – State Street Receives Facilities Grant from State of Ohio

COLUMBUS, OHIO – United Preparatory Academy is the recipient of a $1.1 million grant from the Ohio Facilities Commission. The grant, announced in April, is awarded to schools that achieve high-performance benchmarks that only 10 percent of charter schools currently meet.



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