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School of Social Service Administration Magazine

Volume 24 | Issue 3 | Fall 2017
Network for College Success: Combining Research and Practice

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Network for College Success: Combining Research and Practice

Armed with freshman On-Track data, and new strategies, Roderick worked with CPS principals to form the Network for College Success (NCS), a structured model designed to advance lasting school improvement.

The model is based on the understanding that educators want to improve outcomes, but need the tools, skills, and strategies to forge real and lasting reform. Through leadership development, teacher coaching, access to and use of research, and collaborative learning opportunities, NCS builds capacity among educators to transform their schools using actionable On-Track data. Its success demonstrates what can happen when researchers, policymakers, and practitioners collaborate to make systemic changes.

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