Making School Reform Work: New Partnerships for Real Change / Edition 1

Making School Reform Work: New Partnerships for Real Change / Edition 1

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Making School Reform Work: New Partnerships for Real Change / Edition 1

Bringing change to our public school system is hard, and the current system of education governance creates barriers that can make that reform even harder. Here six authorities in public education discuss how local philanthropies can overcome them even if school districts cannot. Making School Reform Work identifies new institutions that can be created by foundations and civic groups to remedy deficiencies in local school governance, formulate bold reforms, and guarantee implementation. These institutions include incubators for starting new schools, independent data analysis centers, public-private partnerships for recruitment and training of school leaders, and new ways of funding and managing school facilities. The contributors are Sarah Brooks (Carleton College), Michael DeArmond (University of Washington), Marguerite Roza (University of Washington), and Abigail Winger (Milwaukee consultant).

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ISBN-13: 9780815736417
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Publication date: 12/15/2000
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1. A Fresh Assessment: Why Reform Initiatives Fail-by Paul T. Hill and James Harvey 
2. The Need for New Institutions-by Paul T. Hill 
3. New Capacity for Civic Oversight-by Paul T. Hill 
4. Getting out of the Facilities Business-by Michael DeArmond 
5. Incubators for New Schools-by Abigail Winger 
6. Taking Advantage of Teacher Turnover-by Sarah R. Brooks and Paul T. Hill 
7. Institutions to Find, Prepare, and Support School Leaders-by Paul T. Hill and Sarah R. Brooks 
8. Rethinking Data Capacity-by Marguerite Roza 
9. A School Inspectorate-by James Harvey 
10. Toward a "Third Way"-by Paul T. Hill and James Harvey  Contributors  Index 

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