• NCSU to Present Several Papers at AERA Conference

    Researchers from the National Center for Scaling Up Effective Schools will present eight papers and one poster at the American Educational Research Association Conference on April 16-20, 2015 in Chicago, IL. The presentations will align to this year’s theme of "Toward Justice: Culture, Language, and Heritage in Education Research and Praxis." Check us out on Friday, Sunday, and Monday.

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    Posted April 13, 2015
  • NCSU Advisory Board Member Named 2015 AERA Fellow

    Last month NCSU Advisory Board Member, Dr. Cynthia Coburn of Northwestern University, was announced as a 2015 AERA Fellow. Dr. Coburn is one of 23 scholars selected this year based on their notable and sustained research achievements. AERA Fellows are nominated by their peers, selected by the AERA Fellows Committee, and approved by the AERA Council. Dr. Coburn will be inducted on Friday, April 17, 2015 during the AERA Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL and will join 579 current AERA Fellows.

    Among other accomplishments, Dr. Coburn is noted for her work in conceptualizing what is meant by taking reform to scale and factors that support implementation at scale. With our focus on helping districts build capacity for scale, her research has greatly pushed our work forward. We congratulate Dr. Coburn on her well-deserved recognition!

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    Posted April 10, 2015
  • NCSU Director Presents Poster at the Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education

    NCSU Director, Dr. Marisa Cannata, presented a poster at the Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education on March 2-4, 2015 in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Cannata’s presentation highlighted the NCSU’s use of design-based implementation research and improvement science to scale effective practices in high schools. This approach uses a research-practitioner partnership that strives to both take advantage of and build local expertise so that innovations can be scaled with depth and sustainability.

    Check out Dr. Cannata’s poster for more information.

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    Posted March 11, 2015
  • New NCSU Video on Developing District Capacity for Scale

    NCSU published a new video featuring teachers and administrators from partner districts discussing their work implementing a new innovation guided by the Center’s research. The video also provides a history of the Center and highlights three important components of its work: collaborative partnership, building capacity, and creating teacher leadership.

    Check out the full video!

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    Posted March 8, 2015
  • 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, fellow UNC faculty member Dr. Kristen Kainz, and graduate assistants Ariel Tichnor-Wagner, Danielle Allen, Christopher Harrison, 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
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