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ERIC Number: ED556237
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
The Case for Coherent High Schools
Hill, Paul T.; Maas, Tricia
Center on Reinventing Public Education
High school redesign is one of the most elusive reform challenges to date. This paper explains why personalized high schools are hard to get and keep in a traditional school district, and shows how they can be made much more broadly available through changes in policy and philanthropic investments. Drawing from examples of successful and unsuccessful high school redesign efforts, this paper argues that stable leadership, school-level autonomy, and choice for both staff and families are necessary to support high school redesign at scale. One appendix is included: Impediments to Coherency. Endnotes are also included.
Center on Reinventing Public Education. University of Washington Bothell Box 358200, Seattle, WA 98195. Tel: 206-685-2214; Fax: 206-221-7402; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Carnegie Corporation of New York
Authoring Institution: University of Washington, Center on Reinventing Public Education
Identifiers - Location: California; Pennsylvania