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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
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)
Ancess, Jacqueline – 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 The International High School (IHS) at LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, New York. Located in the borough of Queens, IHS is co-located…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Time Management, Cooperative Learning, Time Factors (Learning)
Reinhard, Mary Jo – 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 Pagosa Springs Elementary School, which is located in the Town of Pagosa Springs, Colorado. The school serves students in kindergarten through fourth…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Elementary School Teachers, Kindergarten, Grade 1
Burns, Dion; Bae, Soung; Snyder, Jon D. – 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 the Santa Monica Alternative School House (SMASH), a K-8 public school in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD). It is a school of…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Time Management, Cooperative Learning, Time Factors (Learning)
Snyder, Jon D.; Bae, Soung – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2017
Part of the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) research series titled "Time Matters: Teacher Collaboration for Learning and Leading," this cross-case study and accompanying research brief were gathered as part of a larger study of four public schools across the United States that organized teacher time and work…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Time Management, Cooperative Learning, Time Factors (Learning)
Snyder, Jon; Bae, Soung – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2017
Part of the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) research series titled "Time Matters: Teacher Collaboration for Learning and Leading," the cross-case study and this accompanying research brief were gathered as part of a larger study of four public schools across the United States that organized teacher time and…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Time Management, Cooperative Learning, Time Factors (Learning)
Low, Ee Ling; Goodwin, A. Lin; Snyder, Jon – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2017
Singapore is an international leader in education as indicated by its students' results on international assessments. Because of this success in education, educators from around the world study the island nation to discover the "Singapore secret" and have begun to adopt its educational practices. This study examines how one school within…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, School Schedules, Time Factors (Learning)
Adamson, Frank – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2016
Policymakers worldwide are trying to figure how best to organize, govern, and support their education systems. They must manage multiple goals, such as workforce development, nurturing knowledgeable citizens, and ensuring educational opportunity. Some countries approach these issues with a public investment in teacher professionalization and a…
Descriptors: Privatization, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Achievement Gap
Jaquith, Ann; Snyder, Jon – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2016
Can the National Board certification process support school improvement where large proportions of students score below grade level on standardized tests? This SCOPE study examines a project that sought to seize and capitalize upon the learning opportunities embedded in the National Board certification process, particularly opportunities to learn…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, National Standards, School Culture, Educational Improvement
Jaquith, Ann; Snyder, Jon – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2016
Can the National Board certification process support school improvement where large proportions of students score below grade level on standardized tests? This SCOPE study examines a project that sought to seize and capitalize upon the learning opportunities embedded in the National Board certification process, particularly opportunities to learn…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, National Standards, School Culture, Educational Improvement
Darling-Hammond, Linda; Bae, Soung; Cook-Harvey, Channa M.; Lam, Livia; Mercer, Charmaine; Podolsky, Anne; Stosich, Elizabeth Leisy – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2016
This paper examines the options available to states to redefine their accountability systems as they begin to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The new law provides the possibility that states can create more balanced systems of support and accountability focused on educating young people so they can become productive, engaged…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Program Implementation
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