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Intensive Model: A Case Study

Intensive Model: A Case Study Our Intensive partnership with King Elementary in West Contra Costa Unified, near Oakland, California, shows what can be achieved when one of our staff members is embedded in a school for 3.5 days per week for three years.  Amanda Faulkner, our senior improvement partner who

CEO’s Corner: Crafting a New Vision for the Future

CEO’s Corner: Crafting a New Vision for the Future   Partners is nearing the end of a three-year period of piloting new network-based strategies for delivering our approach to school and district transformation. While that work remains  promising to help us improve the outcomes for more schools, leaders, teachers and

“We’re All Math People”

Stories from the Field: “We’re All Math People” By Noah M. Wager   All teachers bring pieces of themselves to their classroom: their experiences, values, passions, and fears are just underneath the surface. It’s rare that someone is as open about those past experiences in an initial conversation as Kate

Building Systems

Stories from the Field: Building Systems By John Zachary   As the community schools coordinator at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School in San Francisco, Leslie Hu is a ball of energy brimming with ideas for how to create a learning environment that promotes student achievement and wellness.  When I

Finding Focus

Stories from the Field: Finding Focus By Amanda Faulkner A day in the life of a principal is full of competing priorities--observing classrooms, planning professional development for teachers, meeting with parents, and attending to dozens of other tasks. Joey Sundberg, the principal of King Elementary School in Richmond, California, knows