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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The Path Towards Reimagining and Rebuilding Schools
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all students; however, its impact has been particularly devastating for students of color, students from low-income families, English learners, and other marginalized children and youth. As transmission rates…
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California districts were forced to shift to distance learning models in the spring of 2020 and the transition to distance learning for students in the early grades—transitional kindergarten through third grade (TK–3)—has proved difficult for…
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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…
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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…