The National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools held their first national conference on identifying practices of highly effective high schools and the process of scaling up those practices. In keeping with the center's mission, which is to develop, implement, and evaluate processes to scale up effective high school practices, the purpose of the conference was to bring together empirical research on the policies, practices, and processes that are related to positive student outcomes, including achievement, high school graduation, and college access, particularly for low income, racial minority, and English language learner student populations. The keynote speaker was Russell Rumberger
, author of Dropping Out: Why Students Drop Out of High School and What Can Be Done About It
, published by Harvard University Press at http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?recid=31285
). Please check back as we will continue to update additional information from the conference.