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ERIC Number: ED531706
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
Pages: 264
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-6125-0135-2
School Turnarounds: The Essential Role of Districts
Zavadsky, Heather
Harvard Education Press
The inspiration for this book was a crucial observation: that if the school turnaround movement is to have widespread and lasting consequences, it will need to incorporate meaningful district involvement in its efforts. The result is a volume that considers school turnaround efforts at the district level, examining the evidence thus far and indicating fruitful directions for district-based initiatives going forward. At the heart of the book are case studies of districts--in Philadelphia, Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Denver, Sacramento, and Long Beach--that have developed systemwide policies and programs for instituting turnaround reforms in their member schools. These cases--and the book as a whole--bring district-based initiatives and options into the larger discussion of the turnaround movement and its potential for improving chronically low-performing schools. [Foreword by Steven J. Adamowski.]
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Publication Type: Books; 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: California; Colorado; North Carolina; Pennsylvania
IES Cited: ED565615