Through long-term partnerships with schools, districts, and community organizations, The Learning Partnership collaboratively engages in rigorous research that both informs solutions and contributes to educational theory. This section provides an archive of The Learning Partnership's publications. The publications can be filtered by partnership, research area, author, keyword, and type.

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Design-based Research in GIS-Infused Disciplinary Courses: Toward a Design Framework

This paper describes how GIS is being infused into the curriculum in the Chicago Public Schools. Through the process of codesign, teachers are designing ways to incorporate GIS into the courses that they teach.
Jun 2020

Entrepreneurship, Federalism, and Chicago: Setting the Computer Science Agenda at the Local and National Levels

This AERA paper provides a preliminary report on how local and national policy entrepreneurs created an environment that was favorable to the landmark decision by the Chicago Public Schools to enact a computer science graduation requirement.
Jun 2020

Attending to issues of Equity in Evaluating Research-Practice Partnership Outcomes

This paper highlights the importance of integrating equity throughout the design of a research-practice partnership.
Sep 2019

Research Methods for Reaching Urban Students from Groups Underrepresented in STEM Disciplines

This book chapter charts lessons learned from the CAFÉCS partnership and recommends strategies for conducting research in urban settings.
Sep 2019

Chicago Alliance for Equity in Computer Science (CAFÉCS): Cycles of Improvement

The CAFÉCS leadership team presented a poster about the CAFÉCS problem solving process at the Inaugural Symposium on Computer Science and Learning Sciences at Northwestern University.
Apr 2019

Engaging Middle School Students in Authentic Scientific Practices Can Enhance Their Understanding of Ecosystem Response to Hurricane Disturbance

This article describes research on the educational benefit of placing students in the authentic of a scientist as they investigate the phenomena of ecosystem disturbance using Journey to El Yunque.
Oct 2018

Data Jams: Promoting data literacy and science engagement while encouraging creativity

This article introduces the Data Jam model which has spread across the country and is most often sponsored by long-term ecological research (LTER) sites belonging to a network funded by the National Science Foundation.
Sep 2018

An Examination of Factors Correlating with Course Failure in a High School Computer Science Course

This paper examines the importance of professional development and teacher experience in supporting student success in the Exploring Computer Science curriculum.
Aug 2018

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