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Urban District Community of Practice

Research Alliance Quicktabs

Research alliances connect practitioners, researchers, and policymakers around regional education challenges. Alliances are tasked with addressing these challenges through regional research, technical assistance, and dissemination projects. Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest supports eight alliances.

Deborah Gurke

CoP Lead
Deborah Gurke, Ph.D., Senior Researcher at AIR
dgurke@air.org
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Alliance GoalsCoP Goals

Focused specifically on the needs of urban districts, this community of practice intends to measure and test continuous improvement efforts. This community of practice will work to identify and develop tools to improve the feedback that school- and district-level personnel receive about teacher practices and student outcomes. 

 

Deborah Gurke

CoP Lead
Deborah Gurke, Ph.D., Senior Researcher at AIR
dgurke@air.org
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Please connect with us for more information about the alliance or to get involved.

Alliance MembersAlliance Members

Walter DeBoer, Grand Rapids Public Schools

Laura Essenburg, Minneapolis Public Schools

Susan Fumo, Rockford Public Schools

Jakki Moga, Racine Unified School District

Katherine Pitsch, Grand Rapids Public Schools

John Ritzler, South Bend Community School Corporation

Wendy Rowley, Racine Unified School District

Marc Sanders, Milwaukee Public Schools

Daniel Woestman, Rockford Public Schools 

Alliance MembersAlliance Researchers

Jim Lindsay, Ph.D., Senior Researcher