Over the course of PELP’s lifetime, it has generated books, case studies, research notes, and teaching notes that have explored the dynamic of superintendents and CEO's and leadership team practice in districts attempting to bring improved practices and innovation to challenging and complex problems of practice. That scholarship is among the most widely disseminated and used by practitioners in the field in informing their actions. The increasing urgency and changing nature of the reform agenda in urban districts over the past twenty years have provided fertile ground for thinking about the interaction of context and organizations in the work of improving practice. 

Case study icon image of a document with a magnifying glass

Case Studies

Together with research notes and teaching notes for instructors, the PELP case library is an extensive body of working knowledge for academics and practitioners alike.

View all Case Studies

Book icon


Through the work of the PELP faculty and the hard work of our PELP partners in school districts, the PELP project has built a foundation of working knowledge that has both responded to and influenced the changing field of practice.

View all Books

Coherence framework icon, graphical representation of a connected network

Coherence Framework

We developed the PELP Coherence Framework to help leaders recognize the interdependence of various aspects of their school district and to understand how they reinforce one another to support the implementation of an improvement strategy.

View Coherence Framework

Icon of a press play button

Video Library

In these video vignettes, see and hear from both past participants and core participating faculty about the unique impact of PELP on their work to improve student outcomes.

View Video Library