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. The current partners include CORE Districts, California Education Partners, and Mills Teacher Scholars. The partners codevelop formative research questions to ensure the relevance of PACE’s research; translate findings from extant research to inform practitioners; and conduct summative evaluations that provide implications for education policy and practice. 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 2021

Publications by H. Alix Gallagher
How School Districts Craft Coherence Towards Continuous Improvement
Using qualitative case study methods, we examine how educators describe continuous improvement and craft coherence for implementation. We find that educators attempted to build system-wide improvement capabilities, taking into consideration theories…
Lessons from Two Learning Networks
Continuous improvement has a prominent place in California’s approach to educational accountability. But while there are proof points that show the potential of continuous improvement, currently there is not evidence that continuous improvement…
A Case Study of Two High-Poverty School Districts
This report examines two districts—Azusa Unified and Dinuba Unified—that have begun to shift district structures, policies, and culture to have a measurable effect on student outcomes. Both districts have committed to reducing the D/F rate for…
Lessons from Kern County
Counties, districts, and schools have had to respond to ever-shifting issues related to COVID-19. This brief describes the complex challenges that district superintendents faced, which often required expertise in areas beyond traditional…