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Welcome colleagues,

With fall around the corner, CCE is eager to renew long-standing relationships and also embark on new partnerships to promote student-centered, equitable learning. Our Quality Performance Assessment  team is launching new work with the Vermont Agency of Education  to support their Professional Learning Network as well as the  
Oregon Department of Education
on their Student-centered Assessment Project . Our MA Personalized Learning Network  has begun its second cohort, working intensively to transform new and conversion schools in urban districts including  Boston Public Schools  (Big Picture Learning, Menino School of Innovation, TechBoston Academy, and Holmes Elementary School ) and   Holyoke Public Schools (Personal Pathway Program - P3) .

We look forward to updating you on this exciting work throughout the coming year.


Dan French
Executive Director
New Research Study
High School Characteristics and Postsecondary Success among Boston Public School Graduates
CCE's Research, Evaluation, and Policy team is excited to announce a new research study, in partnership with the Annenberg Institute for School Reform and Boston Public Schools (BPS), to examine the relationship between high school characteristics and postsecondary success among BPS graduates. Funded by the Barr Foundation, this project will examine the practices, programs, and conditions of high school education that best prepare BPS students for postsecondary success. The findings of the study will help district leaders better target their efforts to make a difference in closing opportunity and achievement gaps and increasing student performance in college and beyond.

In the News
In response to Joan Vennochi's column in The Boston Globe ( Students should know about Boston Latin's up escalator), CCE Executive Director Dan French wrote a Letter to the Editor calling into question the author's suggestion that  Boston Latin School (BLS) is the only path to upward mobility in the Boston Public Schools, and that black and Latino students are underrepresented at BLS due to lack of knowledge about the school. Dan writes,  "This disparity is not due to lack of communication; rather, systemic district policies ensure that BLS serves a predominantly white, Asian, and middle-class student population."
Dan French was also featured in Gail Robinson's article  Presentations and portfolios take the place of tests for some students, originally published by The Hechinger Report. When asked about the issue of equity as it relates to student assessments, Dan remarks that tests  "have been found again and again to be culturally biased. If you allow kids to demonstrate what they know and are able to do in a diverse way, then the diversity of kids that we serve will be able to demonstrate what they know in a way that works for them."  

Of Interest: Read CCE's blog series on student portfolios
Our Blog
Our Blog has been busy over the summer, featuring thought-provoking posts written by CCE staff and guest authors! Below is a selection of this summer's posts. Visit to catch up on all Our Blog posts. 

Work at CCE
Senior Research Associate
CCE is seeking a skilled research and evaluation professional to join the Research, Evaluation, and Policy  practice area as a Senior Research Associate.  This is a full-time position in CCE's Boston office. Primary responsibilities include mission-focused research, design and delivery of evaluation studies, and data collection and management. To learn more, check out the Job Description.

LAUTR Field Director
CCE's partner program,  Los Angeles Urban Teacher Residency (LAUTR),  is seeking a qualified candidate to be the Field Director and provide support to graduates from the residency program in their first two years of teaching in the field. This is a full-time position in CCE's Los Angeles office. To learn more, check out the Job Description.

Fall Internship Opportunities 
We are also excited to announce our new Fall Internships! Interns at CCE engage in meaningful work that supports our mission in a collaborative setting, while gaining valuable knowledge, experience, and skills. 
The following program areas are accepting internship applications for Fall 2016:
August 2016
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