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The Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement
Grand Central Station for school reform information.
Grade Level: Professional, Parents

The Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement is funded through a contract with the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education. Its mission is "to assist schools and districts engaged in comprehensive school reform and improvement by providing reliable information about research-based strategies and assistance."
The site is well-organized and material is easily accessible. A left side menu offers a list of the main areas of the site. Some of the titles in the main menu, when clicked, expand to display the submenus.

Principals, teachers, policy makers, education agency staff, or anyone interested in improving schools and increasing student achievement will be interested in the resources and information found at the Center for Comprehensive School Reform. Visitors will want to check out the School Reform and Improvement Database, which provides citations and abstracts of thousands of reports and articles. Additionally, the Publications section includes a list of Research Briefs, which are designed to help educators and policy makers understand new findings from school improvement research and practice. The Ask-the-Expert section provides "research services for school improvment efforts." Also included is a news section that offers school reform news, including new programs and policies, newly released studies and reports, grants, funding opportunities, and more.



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