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The Professional Learning Communities Institute (PLCI) is an innovative professional development initiative designed to increase student achievement in selected schools by building the school improvement capacity of each school’s leadership team. Through participation in the PLCI, leadership team members, including administrators, teachers, suppor professionals, and parents, develop the skills and knowledge that will enable them to create and sustain a high-performing professional learning community in their schools. PLCI participants review case studies, engage in reflective discussions, examine their own practices, and plan for improvement. Teams are provided with structured professional development, ongoing support from the PLCI staff, and enhanced school improvement funding. As a result of these experiences, teams identify needs, plan strategies, and implement action plans to improve achievement for all students.