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Welcome to the Stanford/SFUSD Partnership

About the Partnership


Stanford University and San Francisco Unified School District partnership unites research and practice to shape educational practices and policies that maximize educational experiences for all students. The Partnership matches researchers from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education with SFUSD district leaders to solve key problems of practice. Together, they create research projects that directly inform the school district’s work to transform teaching and learning for our children in the 21 st  century.

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Recent News


The National Network of Educational Research Practice Partnerships (NNERPP) has partnered with Education Week to feature members' work in their weekly blog, "Urban Education Reform: Bridging Research and Practice". This week features perspectives on one Stanford-SFUSD Partnership study.

Early-Education Research: Transitional-Kindergarten Evaluation in San Francisco

Christopher Doss, Education Week

March 27, 2017

Christopher Doss, doctoral student, summarizes his work with SFUSD's Early Education Department that analyzes the impact of the Transitional Kindergarten program on literacy skills.

What Does it Mean for a Child to be Kindergarten-Ready?

Pamela Geisler & Meenoo Yashar, Education Week

March 27, 2017

Leaders of the SFUSD Early Education Department explain how they include findings from a recent study on TK Performance as one of many pieces of evidence to help the district determine what children need to be considered Kindergarten-ready.

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