H. Alix Gallagher

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H. Alix Gallagher
Director, Strategic Partnerships,
Policy Analysis for California Education, Stanford University

H. Alix Gallagher is the director of strategic partnerships for PACE. In research partnerships with California Education Partners and CORE Districts, the partners co-develop a research plan that provides ongoing feedback to support those organizations’ work and broader learning for California about how to support district and school improvement. Gallagher also leads PACE’s partnership with TeachAI, engaging with how artificial intelligence affects education and what state and district-policy makers could do in emerging arena. In response to COVID-19, Gallagher leveraged her knowledge of instruction and teacher learning to support partners rethinking instructional models to include distance and blended learning. Before joining PACE, Gallagher was an associate director at the Center for Education Policy at SRI International, where she led large-scale randomized controlled trials and policy studies. She received her PhD from the University of Wisconsin—Madison.

updated 2023

Publications by H. Alix Gallagher
How California Districts Create Access and Coherent Systems
California’s ambitious investment in Universal Transitional Kindergarten (UTK) reflects a commitment to providing access to UTK for all 4-year-olds in public schools by the 2025–26 academic year. However, the implementation of transitional…
Constructing a Good Fit: Improvement Team Leads’ Perspectives on Fitting Improvement Work to Their Sites
Improvement Team Leads’ Perspectives on Fitting Improvement Work to Their Sites
This chapter in an edited book focuses on the work of two improvement network hubs in California as they tried to support participating districts and schools to improve the proportion of students “on-track” for post-secondary success. California has…
What Districts Need to Fulfill Its Promise
California's Universal Transitional Kindergarten (UTK) faces challenges as districts prioritize meeting state requirements, hindering focus on quality. To address this, the state can incentivize districts by setting a vision, establishing goals, and…
CORE’s Approach
Busy educators are often faced with a dilemma—staying up to date with evidence-based practices and initiatives that support their professional growth while combating a constant barrage of superficial ideas from other contexts. Continuous improvement…