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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Equity in State Remote Learning Guidelines During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As schools nationwide continue to grapple with the consequences of COVID-19, The Learning Partnership has released a policy brief and equity framework exploring the extent to which equity is being addressed in state remote learning guidelines.
Aug 2020

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

Does a Computer Science Graduation Requirement Contribute to Increased Enrollment in Advanced Computer Science Coursework?

This study investigated whether the influence of ECS on future course taking is consistent when students are pursuing ECS to fulfill the Chicago Public Schools’ graduation requirement.
Mar 2020

The Changing Profile of ECS Teachers

This study compares the characteristics and professional development (PD) experiences between teachers who began teaching Exploring Computer Science.
Mar 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

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