How Friends Can Be Critical As Schools Make Essential Changes: Provides ways that school people can help each other participate in a cycle of inquiry that examines data, teaching practices, and student work as a means of making change. Download PDF
Teacher Renewal: Essential in a Time of Change: Examines what new and experienced teachers in Essential schools need in the way of professional education and support. Download PDF
Democracy and Equity: CES's Tenth Common Principle: Provides ways schools can promote democratic principles and challenge inequity and discrimination in their policies, practices, and pedagogies. Download PDF
Demonstrating Student Performance in Essential Schools: Presents ways Essential schools are augmenting data from norm-referenced standardized tests to offer richer and more public evidence about student learning.