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ERIC Number: EJ1050966
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3737
Designing Inter-Organizational Networks to Implement Education Reform: An Analysis of State Race to the Top Applications
Russell, Jennifer Lin; Meredith, Julie; Childs, Joshua; Stein, Mary Kay; Prine, Deanna Weber
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, v37 n1 p92-112 Mar 2015
This study sought to understand the opportunities and challenges associated with the implementation of state designed Race to the Top (RttT) funded reform networks. Drawing on a conceptual framework developed from the networked governance literature, we analyzed the 12 state RttT grantees' applications. Our analysis revealed that states designed large implementation networks with potential to bring a wide range of resources to bear on reform efforts, particularly through participation of numerous nonsystem actors. However, coordinating large and diverse networks places state education agencies (SEAs) in a new and challenging role. The extent to which networks extend state capacity to support educational improvement or further complicate the work of SEAs remains an open question. We propose a model including a set of theoretical propositions to guide future research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alaska; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Maryland; Massachusetts; New York; North Carolina; Ohio; Rhode Island; Tennessee
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Race to the Top
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A