iv, 355 pages ; 26 cm
  • 1. The case studies and how to read them
  • 2. The man with the plan in Philadelphia / School District of Philadelphia (A)
  • 3. The board leads the way: creating and implementing a reform strategy in Houston / Houston Independent School District (A)
  • 4. Peeling the onion: getting to the heart of student achievement in Aldine / Aldine Independent School District
  • 5. Four for the future: a reform board hires a corporate turnaround firm to manage St. Louis schools / St. Louis Public Schools
  • 6. "It could get ugly...": Oakland's school board fights to maintain reform momentum while faced with a massive fiscal crisis / Oakland Unified School District
  • 7. The perfect storm: school reform in Buffalo / Buffalo Public Schools (A)
  • 8. Jolting the system: from shared-decision making to managed instruction in San Diego / San Diego Unified School District
  • 9. Peril or promise?:charter schools in Buffalo / Buffalo Public Schools (B)
  • 10. The grand experiment: Philadelphia tries a new way to reform its schools / School District of Philadelphia (B)
  • 11. It takes a city: building a high-performance school district in Houston / Houston Independent School District (B)
  • 12. School reform, the Long Beach way / Long Beach Unified School District
  • 13. Raising the bar: high standards and high stakes in Gwinnett County Public Schools / Gwinnett County Public Schools
  • 14. Patterns and lessons.
The Redesign of Urban School Systems provides a uniquely valuable resource for anyone involved in preparing education leaders for the political and practical realities of district-based school reform. Edited by two leading experts in education reform, this absorbing volume brings together twelve teaching cases on urban school governance developed specifically for training school boards and district leaders. The cases illustrate major shifts in district-wide reform, from traditional, hierarchical, compliance-driven bureaucracies to high-performing, student-centred systems. Richly detailed, fast-paced, and incisive, they describe real-life situations in which district leaders and school boards grapple with district wide reform efforts.
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