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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. 

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.

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.

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.

Austin High Schools: Redesigning for Equity

In 2004, SCOPE researchers and the Austin Independent School District joined together to redesign the district's 11 comprehensive high schools.

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.

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.

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.

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