FoT@PreK-12 Panel: Taking the Lead: District Models for Identifying What Works

As the discussion around "what works" becomes louder, and the funding environment for innovation continues to be strained, it becomes ever more critical for districts that are leading the way in innovation to quantify and explain their results, providing context on what's happening in their districts. How to connect and initiate projects with researchers, however, remains a question for many districts. In this panel session, learn from two districts who have created high leverage research-practice partnerships.

Moderator: Nancy Lue, Co-Lead of Advanced Education Research and Development Fund, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Panelists: Shana Cohen, Assistant Professor, Department of Education Studies at University of California - San Diego; Matt Doyle, Assistant Superintendent for Innovation, Vista Unified School District; Kristin Hallgren, Senior Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research; Michael LaMont, Executive Director of Data + Information Group, Atlanta Public Schools