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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.

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. 

Engaging with Communities for Education Equity

Funded by the Open Society Foundation, the main project goal was to work with community-based organizations and their constituents to create a research-based tool to motivate and inform discussion

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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