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ERIC Number: EJ979412
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1537-5749
Paul Vallas for Sale
Dessoff, Alan
District Administration, v48 n6 p59-62 Jul-Aug 2012
Veteran Superintendent Paul Vallas, who has led turnaround efforts in major urban districts in Chicago, Philadelphia and New Orleans, has started a new venture that he expects will broaden his reach and extend the reform movement. The Vallas Group, headed by Vallas, now interim superintendent of the Bridgeport (Connecticut) Public Schools, is partnering with Dallas-based Cambium Learning Group to bring his school improvement model to more schools in more districts, a seemingly welcome idea for school leaders who might need some direction. With experience on projects in Haiti and Chile, Vallas may even bring his model to other countries, as well. Vallas says that his turnaround model with Cambium will be able to produce significant and sustainable results in a district within a year. What distinguishes it from other reform approaches is that it not only shows district leaders the educational strategies and programs that they need to improve academic performance, but also, it reveals how to "organize and implement the programs and prioritize their finances so that they can fund the programs and financially sustain them long-term."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Connecticut; Illinois; Louisiana; Pennsylvania