• NCSU to Present Several Papers at AEFP Conference

    The National Center for Scaling Up Effective Schools will be well represented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education Finance and Policy in Washington, D.C. this year. NCSU researchers will present four papers aligned to this year’s theme of Research Informing Practice, Practice Informing Research. These presentations showcase both the implementation of NCSU’s innovation and the continuous improvement methodology we are using in schools. Check us out this Thursday-Saturday. Full AEFP 2015 Conference Schedule.

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    Posted February 24, 2015
  • NCSU Issues Call for Proposals for 2015 Conference

    NSCU will host its next conference on October 8-9, 2015 in Nashville, TN. The theme is Using Continuous Improvement to Integrate Design, Implementation, and Scale Up. Proposals will be accepted until March 31, 2015.

    Call for Proposals

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    Posted February 1, 2015
  • NCSU Publishes Journal Article about Continuous Improvement Cycles

    In a recent Education Policy article, NCSU Faculty and staff highlight the ways in which they use continuous improvement cycles to bring to scale practices that have been shown to be effective for high schools in particular contexts. They trace the development of improvement science in education, and contrast this approach to that of traditional research. Co-Principal Investigator, Dr. Lora Cohen-Vogel, and graduate assistants, Ariel Tichnor-Wagner, Danielle Allen, Christopher Harrison, Kristen Kainz, Allison Rose Socol, and Qi Wang, discuss examples from NCSU’s work in Fort Worth and Broward County to exemplify their use of continuous improvement cycles.

    Check out the full article here: Implementing Educational Innovations at Scale: Transforming Researchers Into Continuous Improvement Scientists

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    Posted January 31, 2015
  • NCSU to Host Symposium on Scaling Effective High Schools at UCEA Conference

    The NCSU will host a symposium on scaling effective high schools at the upcoming UCEA Conference. The symposium will be held in Washington, D.C. on Friday, November 21 and will highlight findings from the Center’s last four years of work.

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    Posted November 17, 2014
  • NCSU Convenes for Annual Center and Advisory Board Meeting in Nashville

    NCSU will hold its annual partner-planning meeting in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday, October 9, 2014. Faculty and staff from the Center’s six research universities will be in attendance - Vanderbilt University, University of North Carolina, Florida State University, University of Wisconsin, Georgia State University and University of California-Riverside. The Education Development Center and district coordinators from Fort Worth Independent School District and Broward County Public Schools will also be in attendance.

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    Posted October 9, 2014
  • NCSU Director Featured on BYU Radio

    Dr. Marisa Cannata, Director of the National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools, was interviewed about the keys to effective education by BYU Radio, a talk radio station at Brigham Young University.

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    Posted September 10, 2014
  • NCSU research assistants recognized for quality research

    Ariel Tichnor-Wagner and Danielle Allen, both NCSU research assistants at UNC-Chapel Hill, received the School Effectiveness and School Improvement SIG Most Highly Scored Graduate Student Paper award for the paper Accountable for Caring: Cultivating Teachers Who Care in Urban High Schools, presented at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Congratulations on their accomplishment! NCSU is committed to high quality research and this award reflects that commitment to quality.

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    Posted July 31, 2014
  • Learn more about NCSU at AERA

    The National Center for Scaling Up Effective Schools work will be well-represented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association (AERA) in Philadelphia this year. We hope to see you there!

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    Posted April 1, 2014
  • NCSU Advisory Board Member's blogs about improvement research

    NCSU Advisory Board Member Donald Peurach, Assistant Professor of Educational Studies at the University of Michigan’s School of Education, published an article in the Huffington Post’s “Lessons from Innovators” blog.

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    Posted February 25, 2014
  • Newspaper Article by Vanderbilt Dean of Education Features NCSU Report on Fort Worth Findings

    A column published in The Tennessean (November 7, 2013) by Camila Benbow, Dean of Peabody College of Education and Human Development, features the findings of the recently released report from the National Center for Scaling Up .

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    Posted November 7, 2013
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