The authors thank Center for Transformation of Schools (CTS) colleagues Rose Ann Gutierrez, Pedro Noguera, Nancy Giang, and Conor Sasner for their contributions to the research. Additionally, we thank our colleagues from the Center for Teaching Quality: Lori Nazareno, Alesha Daughtrey, Ann Byrd and Kristoffer Kohl. We also want to express gratitude for the generous support of The California Endowment, the Stuart Foundation, and the Silver Giving Foundation for their investments in this partnership project and in our respective organizations.
Most importantly, we are grateful to the students, families, and educators in Pomona Unified School District (PUSD) who shared the stories, expertise, lessons, and challenges that inform this study. A special thanks to the district leadership, who opened their doors and whose insights and support made this study possible, including Richard Martinez, Stephanie Baker, Kathrine Morillo-Shone, and Sarai Costley.
We thank scholars Cecilia Rios-Aguilar (UCLA) and Oscar Jimenez-Castellanos (Santa Clara University) for the care and attention they gave the report.