Striving for Equity: District Leadership for Narrowing the Opportunity and Achievement Gaps

Striving for Equity: District Leadership for Narrowing the Opportunity and Achievement Gaps

by Robert G. Smith, S. David Brazer

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612509389
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
Publication date: 06/14/2016
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author


Robert G. Smith is an associate professor in the Education Leadership program at George Mason University, and a founding member of MSAN. S. David Brazer is an associate professor and faculty director of Leadership Degree Programs at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Superintendents of the Minority Student Achievement Network 13

2 A Framework for Equity 43

3 Ensuring Organizational Capacity, Stability, and Learning 59

4 Aligning the Perspectives of the School Board, Superintendent, and Community 79

5 Building Teacher Capacity 91

6 Creating Opportunities to Advance Equity 107

7 Mitigating Threats to an Equity Agenda 127

8 Building from Lessons Learned 145

Appendix A Enrollment and Percentage by Race/Ethnicity of Participating MSAN Districts: 2011-2012 School Year 161

Appendix B Enrollment and Percentage of English Language Learners, Special Education Students, and Recipients of Subsidized Meals and Per-Pupil Costs of Participating MSAN Districts: 2011-2012 School Year 163

Appendix C Participating Superintendents' Past and Current Positions 165

Notes 167

Acknowledgments 175

About the Authors 177

Index 179

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