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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.

Social Emotional and Social Justice Learning in High Schools

This project examines how three urban, socioeconomically and racially diverse public high schools utilize a comprehensive focus on SEL to produce high achievement and engagement.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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