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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.

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.

Supporting disadvantaged students through digital learning and technology

Stanford researchers are examining the role of digital learning and technology to support struggling students in disadvantaged communities.

International Teacher Policy Study

This research identified two principle responses to the central question of how other countries have surpassed the U.S. in preparing their students to compete in the 21st century global economy.

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Turnaround Study

This project is designed to build and study the development of teacher learning communities organized around the standards defined by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. 

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. 

Innovation Lab Network Performance Assessment Project

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

Performance Assessment Resource Bank

A free online resource for K–12 teachers, administrators, and policy makers to share high-quality performance assessments and resources.

Canterbury Learning Collaborative

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

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.