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Childress, Stacey M., Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2010
For nearly two decades, education entrepreneurs have been working to transform the K-12 public education system in the United States. "Social entrepreneurship" has become part of the language of a new generation of idealists, many of whom are focused on education. The nineteen cases in this book profile entrepreneurs who are pursuing opportunities…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Social Change, Public Agencies, Educational Opportunities
Childress, Stacey M. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2009
Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) in Maryland has made progress on the dual dimensions of excellence and equity for its 140,000 students, about half of whom are black or Hispanic. Beginning in 1999, with the leadership of Supt. Jerry Weast, MCPS managed to boost the achievement of its top quartile of students while the lower quartiles…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Excellence in Education, Equal Education
Childress, Stacey M.; Doyle, Denis P.; Thomas, David A. – Harvard Education Press, 2009
"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.…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Counties