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The Commonwealth Learning Partnership is a diverse collection of non-profit organizations, education groups and higher learning institutions. Currently, our organization is composed of Partnership founders who have successfully executed professional learning programs and analysis that advance the Profile of a Virginia Educator, Profile of a Virginia Classroom, and Profile of a Virginia Education Leader.

Learn more about each Founding Partner and their areas of focus below:

School University Resource Network (SURN)

The School-University Resource Network (SURN) began in 1994 as a partnership of the School of Education at the College of William & Mary with Virginia K-12 school divisions to conduct relevant research and provide professional development in order to promote quality teaching and learning.

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Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (VASCD)

Virginia ASCD, an affiliate of ASCD, is a membership organization dedicated to advancing excellence in Virginia’s schools. We are teachers, superintendents, university professors, building leaders, teacher education students, and central office leaders. We represent a variety of roles, but we share a single purpose- ensuring a world-class education for every Virginia student.

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The Virginia School Consortium for Learning (VASCL)

VaSCL is an educational consortium composed of more than sixty public school divisions from across Virginia. The organization is dedicated to providing high-quality professional learning and promoting professional collaboration among educators in order to improve instruction and increase student achievement.

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Virginia Association of School Superintendents (VASS)

The Virginia Association of School Superintendents (VASS) is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to the mission of providing leadership and advocacy for public education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Founded in 1885, VASS has fulfilled this mission for more than a century and the association continues to be a prominent leader among all Virginia education organizations with its influence in the field and in policy making at both state and federal levels.

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William & Mary School of Education

The William & Mary School of Education prepares transformative leaders for a rapidly-changing world and educational landscape. Our faculty, students, alumni and partners are constantly working to create new knowledge in the fields of educational theory, practice and policy — then taking that research and developing meaningful ways to put it to work in classrooms and clinics.

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EdPolicyForward: The Center for Education Policy at George Mason University

EdPolicyForward: The Center for Education Policy at George Mason University promotes equity and improved educational outcomes for all students, preschool through college and beyond. The Center connects research to policy and practice, developing and advancing effective and pragmatic solutions, and driving meaningful public discourse on closing the persistent achievement gaps in our education system.

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UVA Curry School of Education and Human Development

The Curry School is considered one of the leading education schools in the country. Our evidence-based approach to developing leaders in the practice of education, health, and human services, is paired with rigorous and practical research. Our students work closely with faculty to discover innovative and proven-effective methods that address challenges in schools, clinics, and communities across Virginia, the nation and around the world.

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UVA K12 Advisory Council

The UVA K12 Advisory Council was formed in 2001 as a way for the Curry School to establish coherent, sustained relationships with school districts that support the continuing professional development of the K12 education community. The model for these relationships incorporates job-embedded professional learning and examines the possibilities for co-creation of learning opportunities within the districts we serve.

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UVA Center for Politics - Youth Leadership Initiative

The Youth Leadership Initiative, a program of the University of Virginia Center for Politics, develops free education resources designed to assist civics teachers, and encourage students to participate in the political process. YLI jump-starts a lifetime of civic engagement for the next generation by creating innovative technology-based projects that bring the American democratic process to life in your classroom.

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Virginia Ed Strategies

Virginia Ed Strategies, in collaboration with K-12, business, and community stakeholders, develops and implements innovative best practices to align education with employer needs and assist schools in improving academic and career outcomes for students.Virginia Ed Strategies is dedicated to ensuring excellence and innovation in our future workforce through effective K-12 education and business partnerships.

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Learning Forward Virginia

Learning Forward Virginia is an affiliate of Learning Forward, the largest professional learning membership association worldwide. Our mission is to build the capacity of leaders to establish and sustain highly effective professional learning. We believe effective professional learning is fundamental to student learning, and that student learning increases when educators reflect on professional practice and student progress.

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VCU School of Education - Office of Strategic Engagement

The VCU School of Education’s Office of Strategic Engagement collaborates with regional, national and international communities who seek research-informed practices to innovatively prepare educators to work effectively in urban and high needs schools that have been historically marginalized. The Office of Strategic Engagement customizes professional learning opportunities focused on creating equity in schools and communities through culturally responsive best practices explicitly focused on educator- and community-implicit biases.

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Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE)

VSTE is the premier professional development and advocacy organization for educators in Virginia. The Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE) was founded in 1986 as the Virginia Educational Computing Association and is Virginia’s affiliate of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). VSTE’s mission is to promote excellence in education through professional development endeavors supporting the integration of existing and emerging technologies.

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