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ERIC Number: ED568871
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 298
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-89179-228-1
ISSN: N/A
The Case for District-Based Reform: Leading, Building, and Sustaining School Improvement
Supovitz, Jonathan A.
Harvard Education Press
In 1999, the Duval County (Fla.) school system set out to improve every school in the district. Over the next five years, the district achieved stunning results that have drawn nationwide attention. Jonathan A. Supovitz uses the unfolding story of Duval County to develop a sophisticated and thoughtful analysis of the role of the school district in enacting large-scale reform. In 1999, under the superintendancy of retired Air Force major general John Fryer, the Duval County (Fla.) school system set out to improve every school in the district. Over the next five years, the district achieved stunning results that have drawn nationwide attention. Supovitz uses the unfolding story of Duval County to develop a sophisticated and thoughtful analysis of the role of the school district in enacting large-scale reform. Drawing on interviews, surveys, and extensive first-hand observation, Supovitz chalks a vivid portrait. "The Case for District-Based Reform" weaves together seamlessly the account of leadership and change in one district with an investigation of the larger questions associated with this particular approach to school reform.
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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: Florida