Fortune provides 33 days of professional development (workshops and conferences) to teachers up from 12 days in years prior. School sites have weekly staff development meetings and daily planning time as well as weekly early release day. The focus of Fortune’s professional development is on the Common Core, state-adopted instructional materials, data driven instruction, and ratio strategies for student-centered classrooms. A highlight of Fortune’s professional development offerings is its summer and spring symposiums. There are multi-day events for all staff focusing on Fortune culture and organization-wide activities.