Leading for Equity: The Pursuit of Excellence in the Montgomery County Public Schools

Leading for Equity: The Pursuit of Excellence in the Montgomery County Public Schools

by Stacey M. Childress, Denis P. Doyle, David A. Thomas
     
 

ISBN-10: 1934742228

ISBN-13: 9781934742228

Pub. Date: 07/01/2009

Publisher: Harvard Education Press


Leading for Equity tells the compelling story of the Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools and its transformation—in less than a decade—into a system committed to breaking the links between race and class and academic achievement.

In chapters organized around six core themes, the authors lay out the essential elements of MCPS’s

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Leading for Equity tells the compelling story of the Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools and its transformation—in less than a decade—into a system committed to breaking the links between race and class and academic achievement.

In chapters organized around six core themes, the authors lay out the essential elements of MCPS’s success. They identify key lessons other districts can draw from MCPS’s experience and offer a framework for applying them. A dramatic departure from “business as usual,” MCPS has won nationwide attention as a compelling model for tackling the achievement and opportunity issues that confront our nation as a whole.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934742228
Publisher:
Harvard Education Press
Publication date:
07/01/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
737,471
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword David Gergen v

Introduction 1

1 Challenging the Status Quo 13

2 Implementing a Differentiation Strategy 33

3 Building Relationships for Sustainability 55

4 Expanding Capacity Through Investments in People 73

5 Designing New Systems and Structures for Change 93

6 Creating an Equity-Focused Culture 111

7 Six Lessons from the Montgomery County Journey and a New Call to Action 131

8 Strategy as Problem Solving-Applying the MCPS Approach 149

Notes 171

Acknowledgments 175

About the Authors 177

Index 179

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