Posted on December 7, 2017
Contact: Julie White
In a new brief, the CORE Districts and Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) highlight lessons learned from the first year of efforts within CORE’s eight districts to employ the principles of improvement science together within a networked structure. The brief “Building System Knowledge for Continuous Improvement: Early Lessons from the CORE Districts” paints a picture of what continuous improvement activities can look like in school districts, shares first steps educators can use to refine their own practices and highlights the benefits of a networked approach.
“While continuous improvement is now at the heart of school accountability efforts in California, too many schools and districts lack the expertise and capacity to support changes to scale,” says Michelle Nayfack, lead author of the brief. “PACE is pleased to gather, analyze and share one-the-ground learnings from the CORE districts to help more educators build continuous improvement organizations.”
The CORE Districts are leveraging their shared data system and strengthening their ongoing collaboration to solve a common problem – middle school math outcomes and the performance gap for African American and Hispanic/Latino students.View Full Press Release