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The Student Success Learning Network is a collaboration among 15 U.S. school districts dedicated to addressing specific student learning challenges within each district through a continuous improvement process. 

The network will use improvement science principles, informed by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a partner in this effort. Learning Forward facilitates the community, offering expertise, resources, and organizational management tools. The entire process helps participating educators accelerate local improvement through a carefully designed process of setting and achieving meaningful goals specific to their contexts. With an emphasis on student outcomes measures, participants will focus on predictive graduation and college success factors and measure change at the school level, necessitating the inclusion of principals and other school-based practitioners on each district’s participating team.

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An earlier phase of the network was supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In this phase, funding comes from the districts themselves, and in some cases they have found external support. The Houston Endowment is supporting ESC Region 4 and Spring ISD in Texas. The Great Schools Partnership is supporting Knox County Schools in Tennessee. WestEd is supporting Pittsburgh Public Schools to participate.



For more information, contact:


Michelle Bowman

Associate Director of Communities

michelle.bowman@learningforward.org

972.421.0900