In the spring of 1994, the four principal investigators of the ATLAS Communities Project convened a series of seminars to examine central issues in school reform. These seminars brought together representatives of the member organizations as well as experts from across the country to reflect on the progress of current reform efforts—especially the work at ATLAS sites—and to further develop the most promising aspects of the work. Topics included personalization, curriculum, organizational change, and professional development. Another component of the Seminar was an ethnographic study of the collaboration among the partner organizations and the work in the school sites.  The results of the investigations of the members of the ATLAS Seminar have been reported in a variety of books and articles including two new publications, School reform behind the scenes and Looking together at student work.

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