Partners in School Innovation applies a research-based, systematic approach to achieving school and district transformation. Below are some of the thinkers and work that have influenced our approach to school and district transformation.
We first invite you to read a Partners in School Innovation Case Study prepared by Education First in November 2011 for the W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation 2011 Grantee Convening.
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