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Jaquith, Ann; Chavez, Rosa – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2020
Given the common problem of incoherence in district reform efforts, this qualitative study sought to understand what conditions enable (and/or constrain) the efforts of Technical Assistance Organizations (TAOs) to align their products and services with each other and with the specific goals of a district. This paper explores the complexity of TAOs…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Technical Assistance, School Districts, Partnerships in Education
Greene, Danielle; Jaquith, Ann – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2020
Danielle Greene and Ann Jaquith wrote "Learning to Talk about Race and Implicit Bias in Historically White Districts: Some Guidance for Educators" for SCOPE's district partner after the first year of the Stanford Sequoia K-12 Research Collaborative project. The paper describes various challenges that they observed as educators tried to…
Descriptors: Race, Elementary Secondary Education, Racial Bias, Whites
Jaquith, Ann – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2020
This memo, which is the sixth in the series, highlights the ongoing work of the Sunnyside Unified School District (SUSD) to create an ecology of equity. Their efforts focus on developing a school system that fosters a belief in each person's capacity to learn (administrators, teachers, and students alike) and increases students' opportunities for…
Descriptors: School Districts, Equal Education, Educational Opportunities, Success
Snyder, Jon – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2020
This memo, which is the seventh in the series, features an interview with the Director of Curriculum and Instruction at the Two Rivers Public Charter School in Washington, DC. Originally planned as a piece analyzing the long-term work of the school, this memo was redesigned to feature an interview highlighting how the school rapidly responded to…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing
Jaquith, Ann; Stosich, Elizabeth Leisy – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2019
This memo, which is the third in the series, highlights the work of Summit View Elementary School in Tucson, Arizona and its use of ideas and practices from a blended online course, Student Agency in Assessment and Learning (SAAL) developed by researchers at WestEd, also an ALP grantee. This memo describes how the school's participation in the…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Online Courses, Blended Learning, Educational Technology
Stosich, Elizabeth Leisy; Jaquith, Ann – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2019
This memo, which is the fourth in the series, describes how 11 Virginia school divisions have come together to form Virginia's Student-Led Assessment Networked Improvement Community. This Networked Improvement Community (NIC) is focused on increasing the use of student-led assessment practices, including capstone projects, to increase students'…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Educational Improvement, Improvement Programs, Student Evaluation
Friedlaender, Diane – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2019
What does it take to transform a large, bureaucratic institution with a fractured culture and a compliance orientation into a nurturing, collaborative, vision-directed organization? This report and the accompanying research brief endeavor to answer that question by examining a humanistic and systems thinking approach to cultural change that took…
Descriptors: Humanism, Organizational Change, Change Strategies, Systems Approach
Jaquith, Ann; Stosich, Elisabeth Leisy – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2019
This memo, which is the fifth in the series, highlights the ongoing work of the Leadership Public Schools (LPS) Network--a network of three high schools in Northern California serving about 1,500 students with 98% identifying as people of color and 80% qualifying for free and reduced lunch. LPS, driven by their belief that students are serious and…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Peer Evaluation
Friedlaender, Diane – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2019
What does it take to transform a large, bureaucratic institution with a fractured culture and a compliance orientation into a nurturing, collaborative, vision-directed organization? In 2017, the California Department of Education's Expanded Learning Division (after-school and summer programs) took a radically different approach by cultivating the…
Descriptors: Humanism, Organizational Change, Educational Change, After School Programs
Stosich, Elizabeth Leisy; Bristol, Travis J. – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2018
Quality teaching depends on a wide array of personal and contextual factors. An emerging and substantial body of literature has reframed the focus on teaching quality by examining how teachers' abilities to influence student achievement change over the course of their career and how these changes are influenced by the context in which they work.…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Faculty Development, Principals, Communities of Practice
Kessler, Julie; Wentworth, Laura; Darling-Hammond, Linda – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2018
Is there a better education model for English learners (ELs) in the United States? The Internationals Network for Public Schools (the Network) now supports 21 schools and six academies in seven states as well as Washington, D.C. They are open only to immigrants who have been living in the United States for less than four years and who score in the…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Time Management, Cooperative Learning, Time Factors (Learning)
Jaquith, Ann – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2018
This retrospective study by SCOPE Associate Director, Ann Jaquith, chronicles the progression of the Canterbury Learning Collaborative (CLC), first within the Collaborative and then later within the district in which the CLC resided, and shows how its development has supported instructional change. The story of the CLC provides lessons about how…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, School Districts, Educational Change, Literacy Education
Jaquith, Ann; Stosich, Elizabeth – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2018
This memo, which is the first in the series, explores some of the assessment for learning practices that the initiative is supporting at Del Lago Academy of Applied Sciences, a small public high school in Escondido, California that educates a diverse group of scholars to develop industry-specific skills and expand their social networks and access…
Descriptors: Student Role, Equal Education, Academic Achievement, High School Students
Stosich, Elizabeth Leisy; Jaquith, Ann – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2018
This memo, which is the second in the series, highlights the work of the New Hampshire Learning Initiative (NHLI), a member of the ALP network. The memo describes their efforts to support educators across the state to actively engage students as partners in co-designing learning goals and assessment strategies, showcasing how these efforts have…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Participation, Participative Decision Making, Educational Objectives
Bae, Soung – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2017
Part of the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) research series titled "Teachers' Time: Collaborating for Learning, Teaching, and Leading," this case study looks at Hillsdale High School, a large, comprehensive high school located in San Mateo, California, a high-tech enclave of Silicon Valley nestled 23 miles…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Time Management, Cooperative Learning, Time Factors (Learning)
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