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ERIC Number: EJ863922
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0013-127X
Smart, Bold Reform for Powerful Schools
Cahill, Michelle
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v75 n4 p14-16 Dec 2009
Over the past 10 years, the author has spent time in hundreds of high schools reviewing data; observing classes; learning about interventions and whole-school reforms; and speaking with principals, teachers, counselors, and students. She has also been a district leader in New York City responsible for high school reform that has achieved promising results in raising the graduation rate and increasing college-going. Her experience as a funder of school improvement efforts and in government suggests lessons germane to the conversation about what the "next generation" of accountability should include to drive gains in high school graduation and college readiness. In this article, the author contends that smart, bold reform that ends failed policies and practices, and generates and fosters improvement, innovation, and invention to solve persistent problems of achievement gaps is needed. She further stresses that it is necessary to reorient systems to become systems of powerful schools. This article discusses the necessary steps.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York