The California Academic Partnership Program is an intersegmental program supporting partnerships between K-12 and post-secondary institutions designed to close the achievement gap and improve college-going rates for students in the state's underperforming secondary schools. CAPP is administered by the California State University in cooperation with the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, California Community Colleges, California Department of Education, California Post-secondary Education Commission, California Student Aid Commission, and University of California.
Stories from schools is a collection of case studies highlighting school improvement initiatives supported by the California Academic Partnership Program. There are stories about teacher practice, instructional leadership, professional development, student academic support, school change, and women of color leading schools. The case studies are written by high school educators and educational partners who worked with under performing urban and rural high schools in California. Each case study is accompanied by commentaries that offer an additional perspective on the story being told.