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Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement: A Systems Framework

2017 Publication PDF

In recent years, rapid school improvement—known most commonly as school turnaround—has emerged as the chief focus of dramatic and systemic efforts aimed at giving students better schools. To assist states, districts, and schools in leading or managing these efforts, in 2017 the Center on School Turnaround at WestEd (CST) developed Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement: A Systems Framework. That framework identifies four areas of focus that research and experience point to as central to rapid and significant improvement: turnaround leadership, talent development, instructional transformation, and culture shift.

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Handbook on Personalized Learning for States, Districts, and Schools

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The Handbook on Personalized Learning for States, Districts, and Schools is presented by the Center on Innovations in Learning (CIL). In 2014, CIL published the Handbook on Innovations in Learning that responded to a call by ED to “leverage the innovation and ingenuity this nation is known for to create programs and projects that every school can implement to succeed." In the Handbook on Personalized Learning for States, Districts, and Schools, CIL provides a guide for the reader interested in clarifying and organizing the many aspects of this evolving topic.

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Investing in What it Takes to Move From Good to Great: Exemplary Educators Identify Their Most Important Learning Experiences

2017 Publication  

This report explores the perspectives of National Board Certified Teachers, asking them what experiences and supports were most important to their development over the course of their careers.  This report underscores the importance of listening to great teachers and investing what can truly help teachers move from good to great.

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The Something Other: Personal Competencies for Learning and Life

2014 Practice guide PDF

Parents seek for their children "something other" than what they usually expect them to acquire through the regular school program, and they turn to extracurricular activities and out-of-school experiences to find it. Teachers know that each student brings to a learning task a "something other"--certain attributes that affect how the student responds to the challenge. In this paper, the "something other" is the constellation of four personal competencies--cognitive, metacognitive, motivational, and social/emotional--and the learning habits that flow from them. 

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