District Collaboration. Student Achievement. Equitable Outcomes.

CORE is a non-profit organization formed by several large California school districts in order to provide the infrastructure for multi-district collaborations. The nine CORE Districts seek to be catalysts for change, powered by continuous improvement.

Building Continuous Improvement

Powered by data, innovation, research, and continuous learning, nine of California’s large school districts are collaborating to solve inequities in our education systems so that every student has what they need to thrive.

>1 million Students

~56,700 Educators

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Our Improvement Work

We are testing improvement theories at both the school and district levels. We also recognize the need to develop improvement capability to support educators to pursue continuous improvement on an ongoing basis. Our research practice partnership with PACE provides qualitative, research-based feedback to inform continuous improvement within the CORE Districts and beyond.

School Improvement

The Breakthrough Success Community (BTSC) is a community of schools and districts facilitated by the CORE Districts. The BTSC is committed to transforming the ninth grade experience.

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Data Collaborative

The data collaborative connects over 100 school districts and charters with data innovations, insights, continuous improvement, equity practices, and collaboration opportunities.

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Capability Building Programs

CORE Districts’ Improvement Capability Building-Communities teach educators to harness the power of Improvement Science to positively change student, school, and district outcomes. 

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Improvement Research

The CORE-PACE research partnership provides real-time, research-based feedback that improves student learning, informs policy, and provides breakthrough findings to inform continuous improvement.

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CORE's Theory of Action

If CORE can support the enhancement of specific outcomes by developing continuous improvement structures, mindsets, and routines that foster learning at both the district and site levels, then districts and schools will make progress toward producing more reliable, equitable outcomes for their students.