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March 7, 2022

Ed Partners Perspectives

Pre-K to 3rd Grade: A Small District’s Big Commitment Today, March 7th, Ed Partners was proud to present alongside Buttonwillow Elementary School district at the annual Small School District Association (SSDA) Conference in Sacramento. This session focused on Buttonwillow’s effort to build an academic and structural bridge between their preschool and kindergarten-3rd programs as part […]

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March 1, 2022

Early Indicators of Systemic Improvement

This report examines two districts—Azusa Unified and Dinuba Unified—that have begun to shift district structures, policies, and culture to have a measurable effect on student outcomes. Both districts have committed to reducing the D/F rate for students (eighth graders in Dinuba and ninth graders in Azusa) as part of a learning community led by California […]

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February 7, 2022

Ed Partners Perspectives

The Promise of Transitional Kindergarten Creating a 14th grade in our public schools is a game changer, especially for students who come from socioeconomically disadvantaged homes and students who are English Learners. The investment of nearly $3 billion over the next four years is a watershed event in California public education. Given the current challenges of […]

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January 3, 2022

Ed Partners Perspectives

Lessons from the CALLI Collaboration Improving student performance, especially that of those learners who experience poverty, disabilities, language barriers, or some combination of these factors, is an ongoing challenge for many, if not all, school districts. It can be particularly so for smaller or more geographically isolated districts that, compared to their larger urban counterparts, […]

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December 15, 2021

California’s Continuous Improvement Networks: A West Ed Analysis

January 25th 10am-11am (PST) – Register Here Improving student performance, especially that of those learners who experience poverty, disabilities, language barriers, or some combination of these factors, is an ongoing challenge for many, if not all, school districts. It can be particularly so for smaller or more geographically isolated districts that, compared to their larger […]

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December 6, 2021

Ed Partners Perspectives

CALLI Collaboration Capstone Over the course of five academic years (2016-2021), 27 participating districts focused on deepening their learning and improving student outcomes in one of our three focal areas: High School Math, Academic Language and Early Literacy. With the support of Ed Partners’ program managers, teams engaged in deep learning and systems improvement work that […]

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November 1, 2021

Ed Partners Perspectives

Stronger Together California Education Partners staff members have worked at every level of school systems and have the honor of partnering with administrators, principals, teachers and families to remove unfair barriers standing in the way of our students. Thank you for being a collaborator in this work. I’m excited to share with you our very first edition […]

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October 1, 2021

Universal transitional kindergarten will be a game changer

The opportunity to provide transitional kindergarten to all 4-year-olds will fill a critical equity gap toward accessing early education. Read the full article.

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August 19, 2021

Lessons from Math in Common: What Did Distance Learning During COVID Teach Us About Better Professional Learning?

When COVID-prompted shutdowns moved instruction out of the classroom, learning to use new tech tools was one of the primary hurdles faced by district staff and teachers.

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