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Cynthia Coburn

Northwestern University

“As a researcher, it keeps me grounded. It helps ensure that the research I do is rooted in the realities of California schools and school districts. And, it helps me pick topics or problems to work on that have a greater likelihood of meeting the needs of people in schools. The problems facing policy makers and practitioners in California schools are both pressing and extremely challenging. We will only solve them by bringing people from diverse roles, perspectives, and expertise together with a focus on what’s best for the children in California and structures for getting things done. The Collaborative does this. No other organization does.”

Professional Title
Professor of Education