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Student Achievement in Southern African Primary Schools: A Comparative Study of Northwest Province, South African and Botswana

This project investigates educational policies in Botswana and South Africa by measuring student achievement in 112 schools on either side of the countries' border.

Leadership for Equity & Accountability in Districts and Schools (LEADS)

LEADS applied cutting-edge knowledge from scholars and practitioners in education, business, and design to the complex challenges confronting urban school systems. It served six districts around the country.

School Reform in Milwaukee: Using Data and Analysis to Support and Guide Urban District Reform

This project investigates Milwaukee's unique reform approach that applies both an aggressive school choice plan and a managed instruction approach.

Teacher Salaries: Bringing High Quality Teachers to High Needs Classrooms

Frank Adamson and Linda Darling-Hammond examine how and why well-qualified teachers are inequitably distributed to students in the United States.

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. 

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.

Teacher and Leader Effectiveness in High-Performing Education Systems

The Alliance for Excellent Education and SCOPE teamed up to look at ways other nations have enhanced teacher effectiveness and to see if the lessons learned could be applied in the U.S. context, producing a report and a webinar on their findings.

The Role of Performance Assessment in Achieving 21st Century Standards of Learning

This project examines large-scale performance assessment in the United States and abroad, including technical advances, feasibility issues, and policy implications.

Transforming Schooling and Teaching: Teacher Professional Development Series

This comprehensive project on teacher professional development identifies policies and practices states are using to effectively prepare and support teachers.

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.

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