H. Alix Gallagher

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

H. Alix Gallagher is the Director of Strategic Partnerships. In that role she leads partnerships with intermediaries working to improve student outcomes. The partnerships co-develop 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, Dr. Gallagher is leveraging her knowledge of instruction and teacher learning to provide support for partners rethinking districts’ instructional models as they moved to distance and blended learning. Current partners include the CORE Districts, California Education Partners, and Mills Teacher Scholars. Before joining PACE, Dr. 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. 

Publications by H. Alix Gallagher
The Case of Garden Grove Unified School District
This case study of the culture of improvement in the Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) is part of a broader set of reports on findings from the CORE-PACE Research Partnership’s developmental evaluation in 2018-19. The research in 2018-19…
The Case of Ayer Elementary
In the past few years, California’s education policies have focused on continuous improvement as a general approach to improving student outcomes. While approaches for doing continuous improvement are sometimes well-specified (e.g., in specific…
Lessons from the CORE Districts
The education sector is embracing the hope that continuous improvement will lead to more beneficial student outcomes than standards-based reform and other approaches to policies and practice in prior decades. This report examines attempts in…
California’s shift towards continuous improvement in education makes understanding how districts and schools can learn to improve a more pressing question than ever. The CORE Improvement Community (CIC), a network of California school districts…