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ERIC Number: ED515263
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 327
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-89179-238-0
A Decade of Urban School Reform: Persistence and Progress in the Boston Public Schools
Reville, S. Paul, Ed.
Harvard Education Press
In the last decade, the Boston Public Schools has undergone critical reforms that have been of intense interest to school leaders and policymakers throughout the country. Under the leadership of superintendent Thomas Payzant, the Boston schools implemented extensive reform strategies that yielded notable results. Fittingly, at the end of Payzant's superintendency in September 2006, the Boston Public Schools received the Broad Prize for Urban Education for being the most improved urban school district in the country. "A Decade of Urban School Reform" looks at this critical era in the Boston schools and distills valuable insights and lessons for school leaders and reformers everywhere. With chapters that explore questions pertaining to governance, human resources, instruction, data collection, disabilities, community engagement, and other topics, the book offers a detailed, comprehensive portrait of a school system managing the complex and daunting tasks of system-wide reform. The result is a timely, in-depth contribution to the small group of indispensable writings on urban school reform. [This book was edited with Celine Coggins. Contributors include: Lili Allen, Elizabeth A. City, Mary Ann Cohen, Morgaen L. Donaldson, Ellen C. Guiney, Christopher M. Horan, Susan Moore Johnson, Karen L. Mapp, Erika Moldow, Richard J. Murnane, Barbara Neufeld, Thomas W. Payzant, John H. Portz, S. Paul Reville, Kristan Singleton, Adria Steinberg, Jennifer M. Suesse, Abby R. Weiss, Helen Westmoreland, and Annenberg Institute for School Reform and Aspen Institute Education and Society Program.]
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Harvard University, Graduate School of Education
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts