Coast to coast: Dana Center work stretches from Rhode Island to San Francisco

Posted on September 13, 2011

The Dana Center's national reputation has been growing steadily in the past few years as the Center's work has expanded outside Texas. With the launch of a new partnership with San Francisco public schools, the Dana Center's work now stretches from the East Coast to the West.

The Dana Center has worked with the Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education since 2009, helping a number of Rhode Island school districts develop standards-aligned science and mathematics curriculum. This year, the scope of the work has expanded to include development of English Language Arts curriculum.

The work the Lincoln, Rhode Island school district has been doing to improve student achievement, which includes its partnership with the Dana Center, is the subject of a recent article in The Call, the Blackstone Valley's neighborhood newsletter.

On the West Coast, the Dana Center began working this summer with the San Francisco Unified School District and the San Franscisco School Alliance, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to guiding and supporting SFUSD's improvement efforts, to facilitate the district's implementation of the Common Core Standards in Mathematics. The work is funded by a grant from the Bechtel Foundation. Here is the press release announcing the collaboration.