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Shen, Francis X. – Education and Urban Society, 2012
This article challenges the view that citywide referenda alone are an effective means of ensuring accountability for mayoral control. Through new empirical analysis of the referenda results in Boston and Cleveland, the article shows that rather than establish genuine democratic legitimacy, the referenda in fact mask strong class-based, and in…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Community Support, Urban Education, Public Officials
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Paletta, Angelo; Candal, Cara Stillings; Vidoni, Daniele – Education and Urban Society, 2009
The 20-year partnership between Boston University and the school district of Chelsea, Massachusetts, came to an official end in June 2008. Although the partnership is by many measures successful, the continued success of the district will depend on how well Boston University is able to share with stakeholders management techniques and the…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Academic Achievement, School Districts, Partnerships in Education