The authors would like to thank the many people who made this studypossible. We would like to thank the students, parents, teachers, com-munity partners, and support sta o the ten study sites who gave sograciously o their time to share their experiences and insights with us.We would especially like to thank the principals and lead teachers whoassisted in the coordination o site visits and were always available toanswer emails, prepare documents, and provide valuable suggestions,comments, and eedback throughout the process. Thank you to AnnieJohnston, Cheryl Hibbeln, Laura Belloatto, Susan Fisher, John Forbes,Felipe Velez, Paula Hanzel, Mattie Adams, Eric Rice, Preston Thomas,Eve Gordon, Greg Cluster, and Marsha Rybin.In addition to the participating study sites, we would like to thankAnne Stanton, The James Irvine Foundation, ConnectEd: The CaliorniaCenter or College and Career, and Caliornia researchers and advocateswho continue to shape, guide, and support the growing feld o LinkedLearning.At UCLA IDEA, we would like to thank the many graduate studentresearchers who provided extraordinary research assistance and sharedbrilliant insights. In particular, we would like to acknowledge memberso the research team who assisted in the design o the study, and siteselection, traveled the state to visit schools, coded and analyzed data,and wrote thorough case reports that orm the basis o the guidebook.We would also like to thank Cristal Byrne, Jen Craword, Cliord Lee,and Ana Lopez who assisted in coding mountains o data, data analy-sis, and report conceptualization. We thank Martin Lipton or his majorcontributions to the study and or his editorial support and wisdom,Claudia Bustamante or her editorial expertise, and Nery Orellana or thevisual design and layout o this report. John Rogers, Nickie Fung, JaredPlanas, and Carolyn Castelli provided the daily support that made thisresearch possible.A special thank you to Jeannie Oakes who was sorely missed through-out the research process but who serves as a guiding orce and whosebody o work on detracking and equity anchors our work every step othe way.While many individuals assisted in the development o this report, theauthors are solely responsible or any errors.
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