| RAISING THE BAR, BUILDING CAPACITY:
DRIVING IMPROVEMENT IN CALIFORNIA’S CONTINUATION HIGH SCHOOLS
This report was made possible by a grant from the
in San Francisco. The authors also acknowledge additional research supportfor the project.from the
James Irvine Foundation
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
, and the
.The conclusions contained herein are those of the authors and should not be attributed to the funders.
About the John W. Gardner Center
The John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities
partnerswith communities to research, develop, and disseminate effectivepractices and models for developing well-rounded young people.By bringing together community leaders and sharing new knowledge,the Center supports them in implementing quality programs for andwith their young people. As such, they are better equipped to improveand continually renew their communities.
About the Warren Institute
The Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy
is amultidisciplinary, collaborative venture to produce research, evidence-based policy recommendations and curricular innovation on the mostchallenging civil rights, education, criminal justice, family economicsecurity, immigration and healthcare issues facing California and theNation.
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The authors gratefully acknowledge our research associates at the Stanford School of Education, Susan Bush,Martha Cortes, Hoorig Santikian, and Susan Tu for their invaluable assistance, data collection and research con-tributions. We also take this opportunity to thank the members of our Advisory Board, BethAnn Berliner (SeniorResearch Associate, WestEd), Dennis Fisher (Consultant, California Department of Education), Dr. Maggie CarrilloMejia (former Superintendent of Schools, Sacramento City Uni
ed School District), Barrett Snider (Consultant,School Innovations and Advocacy), and Jim Soland (formerly, California Legislative Analysts Of
ce), who offeredtimely encouragement, critical insights, and feedback on this report.