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    Websites, research and published articles that address the topic of innovative promising practices for schools and classrooms:

    Digital Promise Research Map
    Access videos, tips from researchers and nearly 100,000 journal articles to innovative and promising practices.    


    Christensen Institute
    The Clayton Christensen Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank dedicated to improving the world through disruptive innovation. Founded on the theories of Harvard professor Clayton Christensen, the Institute offers a unique framework for understanding many of society’s most pressing issues around education, healthcare, and economic prosperity.


    Roses in Concrete Community School
    The Roses in Concrete Community School is a K-8 schol in East Oakland functioning as a center of health within the neighborhoods surrounding it, providing wrap-around services in education, health, housing, and job training.  The long-term goal is to create a model for urban education that prioritizes the needs of youth and families as the pathway to building healthy and sustainable communities across the U.S. and around the world.


    Educational Results Partnership
    Educational Results Partnership (ERP) is a national alliance of business and academia dedicated to improving educational productivity: kindergarten through career. Using the nation’s largest database on student achievement, ERP uncovers successful schools, particularly in economically disadvantaged districts, and promotes their best practices. The company’s stated purpose is to change the conversation about American education from pointing out failure to promoting success.


    Quality Schooling Framework
    The Quality Schooling Framework (QSF) is the California educator’s destination for timely tools and practices to guide effective planning, policy, expenditure, and instructional decisions at all schools and districts.


    What Works Clearinghouse
    The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences. Established in 2002, the WWC reviews and assesses research evidence for educational programs, products, practices, and policies. Its goal is to provide educators with the information they need to make evidence-based decisions.


    Evidence for ESSA
    In December 2015, Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Within the bill are provisions that promote the use of federal dollars on programs with evidence of effectiveness. ESSA encourages the use of strategies with evidence of impact. This website was created to help identify these programs. It provides a free, authoritative, user-centered database to help anyone – school, district, or state leaders, teachers, parents, or concerned citizens – easily find programs and practices that align to the ESSA evidence standards and meet their local needs.


    Improvement Science
    Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching


    Student Voice
    Quaglia Institute for School Voice & Aspirations


    Universal Design for Learning (UDL)