This guide reflects the work of several individuals and organizations:
Laura Jaeger and Andrea Venezia from WestEd were responsible for gathering and synthesizing research, conducting research within the Woodrow Wilson Early College Network, and writing this guide.
This guide and much of the research in it would not have been possible without the leadership and support of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation’s Early College team: Robert Baird, Kristen Vogt, Brian Hayes and Geri Marchioni. We wish to thank the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for supporting the development of this guide.
We also wish to thank Megan Reed, Michelle Cortez, and their colleagues for letting us learn from their innovative work at CAL Prep. We are grateful to Rhona Weinstein, Norton Grubb, Yolanda Anyon, Leo White, Gail Kaufman, and Frank Worrell at UC Berkley for their thorough and thoughtful research on, and for being throught leaders about, student supports. We also thank Elizabeth Barnett and her colleagues at the National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools and Teaching, and the Middle College National Consortium for their research expertise.
We relied heavily on case studies and practice briefs documenting the work of principals, teachers and staff at many of the early college schools in the Woodrow Wilson Early College Network. To all of the schools and their staff and students, we thank you for helping us learn about the terrific work you do with and for students. Finally, we thank Ricky Herzog whose excellent reviews of our work improved it considerably.