Projects

Beyond the Talk: Taking Action to Educate Every Child Now (SFUSD)

This project supported multiple research efforts identifying and supporting equitable schools and examining teacher effectiveness and desegregation.

Closing the Opportunity Gap: What America Must Do to Give Every Student a Chance

Prudence Carter and Kevin Welner brought together a team of experts to examine the causes of and remedies to the inequality of learning opportunities in America's schools.

Excelsior Learning Collaborative  (ELC)

This retrospective qualitative study seeks to understand the formation, purpose and leadership of the ELC in the San Francisco Unified School District.

High Schools for Equity: Policy Supports for Student Learning in Communities of Color

This project documents how the success of some California schools in closing the achievement gap can inform state policy.

Innovation Lab Network Performance Assessment Project

SCOPE aims to make research on performance assessments available to policymakers in an understandable and accessible form.

International Teacher Policy Study

This research is intended to reveal how the teaching occupation is structured and supported in different international jurisdictions and the outcomes for teachers.  

Investigating Teaching Policy Around the World

This project examines how high achieving nations around the world have steeply improved student achievement and equity and to identify how those approaches can be replicated in the United States.

Oakland Unified School District New Small Schools Initiative Evaluation

This study of OUSD's New Small Schools Initiative assesses how the new schools are performing, what factors influence their achievement, and recommends policy strategies that build on current successes.

Preparing School Leaders for a Changing World

This project examines eight exemplary pre- and in-service program models that address key issues in developing strong leaders. 

Research Use by Federal Policymakers on Student and School Success

By tracking what research gets included in policy talks and public discourse, this project aims to reveal the ways in which elite policymakers perceive and utilize education research as they formulate new ideas.