There are important conversations and efforts occurring nationally about linking equity issues with accountability. The Institute’s focus will be on success efforts in schools that serve largely minority and poor populations (known in some areas as “90/90/90” schools). In addition to focusing on interrupting patterns of failure in schools, we now have a number of faculty interested in resilience –that is the factors that facilitate the success of individuals in spite of challenges in their environment. Work on institutions from K-16, and individuals, that break the usual cycles of failure will form the core of the Institute’s work. The Institute will not only sponsor additional research in this area, but also will maintain an active web site that brings together national and state efforts. The site provides a location for work around the country and for data-bases that develop the emerging knowledge base and best practices for interrupting the cycle of failure in schools. The Institute also convenes groups to discuss current issues and future directions related to practices and research concerning success in schools. Research is under way and being developed and we anticipate a series of meetings that we will convene at CGU on relevant topics.