The Case for District-Based Reform

The Case for District-Based Reform Leading, Building, and Sustaining School Improvement

Jonathan A. Supovitz
library, 298 Pages
Pub. Date: September 2006
ISBN-13: 9781891792281
Price: $59.95

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paper, 298 Pages
Pub. Date: September 2006
ISBN-13: 9781891792274
Price: $29.95

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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.

Praise

This is a wise and practical analysis of how school improvement works, at the school and district level. Supovitz shows us the successful practice of instructional leadership in a real setting with real problems and constraints. This is a basic source for anyone interested in large-scale school improvement. — Richard F. Elmore, Gregory Anrig Professor of Educational Leadership, Harvard Graduate School of Education

The Case for District-Based Reform is a wonderful book. I have been working closely with leading school districts in the last decade and Supovitz captures all the key issues. Great, powerful insights, clearly expressed--Supovitz nails the problem and promise of the role of the district in bringing about meaningful, sustainable reform. — Michael Fullan, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto

The Case for District-Based Reform is a must-read for leaders interested in sustaining long-term district success. — Arlene Ackerman, Professor of Practice, Teachers College, Columbia University, and former Superintendent, San Francisco Unified School District

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Introduction (PDF)

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