Cornerstones and District-Wide Strategy

The Cornerstones Initiative is deeply rooted in the PELP Coherence Framework, developed by Harvard's Public Education Leadership Project.  According to the Framework, an effective education reform strategy must simultaneously impact students, teachers, and content in order to be effective. Cornerstones are the lever for simultaneously engaging students and families, supporting great teaching, and improving the rigor and joy of our content. Placing these strong, shared academic tasks at the heart of the instructional core became the critical 'if' in DCPS' Theory of Action. 

DCPS Theory of Action

The Cornerstones Theory of Action, drafted following a framework from the Center for Public Research and Leadership, is a compact description of the components, outcomes, and impact of the Cornerstones Initiative.