Benjamin W. Cottingham

Ben Cottingham
Benjamin W. Cottingham
Associate Director, Strategic Partnerships,
Policy Analysis for California Education, Stanford University

Benjamin Cottingham is the Associate Director of Strategic Partnerships at PACE and focuses on the development of organizational conditions that support the continual improvement of student outcomes across California’s education system. He leads work at PACE examining how California’s county offices of education support continuous improvement. He is also currently involved with several research partnerships, including the CORE-PACE partnership, studying the impact of networked improvement communities on at risk student populations.

Publications by Benjamin W. Cottingham
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Removing Barriers to Data Accessibility
Parental engagement has been shown to be a key lever for improving outcomes for all students. It can positively influence grades, test scores, and graduation rates for all students. Increased engagement is also shown to improve the outcomes of…
pb_pace_edresearch_aug20
How can schools provide high-quality distance and blended learning during the pandemic? This brief includes a mix of rigorous evidence from extant studies, data from interviews with practitioners who described their learnings from informal…
PB Cottingham July 2020
Research to Guide Distance and Blended Instruction
Though the delivery of instruction in the 2020–21 school year will be altered to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, a long-standing research base on high-quality instruction can inform decisions about students’ learning and engagement. The following…
Report Humphrey Feb 2020
Lessons from Other States
California faces challenges in its efforts to improve educational outcomes for students with disabilities (SWDs), especially regarding SWDs’ participation in general education originally mandated by PL 94-142. Research evidence consistently…