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States, districts, and schools across the country are forming “networked improvement communities” to address problems of practice, make changes based on data, and make connections across schools. These networks build capacity to improve schools, ensure effective change processes are in place, and make it possible to bring innovations to scale. This NASBE policy update explores how statewide networked improvement communities work and how state boards of education can nurture them.


State Role in Incubating School Improvement Networks



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