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Strategic Inquiry Model of School Improvement: Implementation Perspectives from School-Based Facilitators (University of Pennsylvania, 2018)

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Persistently low-achieving schools often work with external partners to receive support in improving culture and academics. Strategic Inquiry is a school turnaround model that has been implemented in poor performing high schools in New York City. The goal of this study was to learn lessons from school-based facilitators as they implemented Strategic Inquiry in three …

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Making the Familiar Strange: Facilitator Moves That Transform Teacher Thinking and Practice (Schools: Studies in Education, May 2020)

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Patterns of performance in schools are often quite constant; teachers and schools do the best of what they know, and typically get consistent results. There is much agreement among educational researchers that what’s needed is to move schools toward continuous improvement (e.g., Bryk et al. 2015; DuFour et al. 2005; Elmore 2007; Lieberman and Miller …

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Back to School for ELs After COVID-19 (English Learners Success Forum, May 2020)

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What will going back to school look like for the country’s 4.8 million English learners, many of whom are currently unable to access remote learning during school closure?  Many families of ELs may have lost jobs or suffered from the virus itself, unable to send remittances to loved ones living in other countries, and many …

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WIT for Newcomers Year 2 (Video, September 2019)

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WIT for Newcomers Year 2

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Strategic Inquiry as Part of Leadership Development in Anaheim, CA (May 2019)

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Meet Team Savanna’s Continuous Improvement and Strategic Inquiry Team.  Team Savanna conducted inquiry as part of their coursework in a leadership preparation in a program called LEAD, jointly run by the Anaheim School district and California State University, Fullerton.

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Inquiry into Student Learning Gaps Leads to Better Teaching and Shifts School Culture (Mind/Shift, July 2019)

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When Nell Scharff Panero walked into the high school math classroom, she couldn’t believe how bad it was. The teacher was at the board teaching his math, barely looking at the kids, while they ignored him and threw things across the room. She thought to herself: This guy shouldn’t be a teacher. So she was …

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Getting the Maximum from the Minimum: An Adaptive System for Scaling School Reform (Leadership and Policy in Schools, July 2019)

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Improving high schools entails challenges that are “far easier to catalogue than to surmount” (Mazzeo, Fleischman, Heppen & Jahangir, 2016, p. 2).  High schools have been the most difficult to reform because the challenges teachers face are arguably the hardest:  skill gaps present since elementary school have widened; the demand to graduate all students college …

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WIT Makes a First-year ESL Teacher Better (Video, May 2019)

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Laura Pamplona & Students / WIT with English Learners

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Writing is Thinking, and That Makes Strategic Inquiry a Solution for Students (The Hechinger Report, May 2019)

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It’s widely accepted that there is a crisis in reading in this country, but there is also a writing crisis that requires our attention. Regardless of where one stands on the education reform spectrum, we all must do everything possible to find the best, most comprehensive solutions to address this crisis. According to the National Assessment …

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Teaching Model Takes Strategic Approach to Identifying the Skills Students Missed (Education Dive, April 2019)

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Andy Lee thought he was helping some of his struggling students learn how to write an argumentative essay by breaking the task into smaller pieces, such as focusing first on the skill of paraphrasing. After all, Strategic Inquiry — the method the English department chair and lesson design coach at Savanna High School in Anaheim, California, is …

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