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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.

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.

Student-Centered Schools: Closing the Opportunity Gap

This study looks at four exemplary California schools to understand the practices, approaches, and contextual factors that contribute to successful student-centered learning.

San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) Continuous Instructional Improvement Study

This research examines how leaders at multiple levels of the system develop instructional leadership capacity for improving teaching practices.

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.

Developing Learning Academies: John O'Connell High School (SFUSD)

SCOPE is working with the John O'Connell High School staff in the San Francisco Unified School District to provide professional development to support the school's learning academies.

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.

Fulton High School (Knox County Schools) Professional Development

SCOPE is working with Knox County Schools' Fulton High School in Tennessee to develop four small learning community academies through a federal grant. The high school is strengthening project-based learning within academy teams.

Privatization and Public Investment Study

A comparative analyses that compared and contrasted the influence of a public investment approach with a “free market” approach to the governance and management of schools.

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