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Citizen Schools

Monica C. Higgins, Allen S. Grossman, Paola Peacock Friedrich

Citizen Schools is an education non-profit committed to designing, implementing, and scaling solutions to close achievement gaps with urban school districts.

Increasing College-Going Rates in Fulton County Schools

A Summer Intervention Based on the Strategic Use of Data
Lynn Jenkins and Michelle Wisdom, with Sarah Glover

"Increasing College-Going Rates in Fulton County Schools" helps participants think about how to use data to challenge assumptions, reveal student needs, address these needs programmatically, and evaluate results.

Lessons from Ferguson

Leadership in Times of Civil Unrest
Veronica Benavides, Tracey Benson, and Raygine DiAquoi

The shooting of a young Black man by a Ferguson police officer sparked a renewed national conversation about race and racism. 

Performance Management in Chicago Public Schools

Geoff Marietta

This case describes the efforts of new Chicago Public Schools (CPS) superintendent Ron Huberman to drive dramatic improvement in the performance of Chicago’s public school students through the use of performance management (PM) throughout the school system.

The Unions in Montgomery County Public Schools

Geoff Marietta

The case, “The Unions in Montgomery County Public Schools,” recounts one large, urban-suburban district’s successful efforts to partner with its three labor unions in order to increase student learning.

Two Approaches to Improving Instruction in Boston Public Schools

Mathematics Curriculum Reform and Educator Evaluation 1998–2013
Rachel Hitch, Corinne Herlihy, and Mark Chin

The case will explore the dual experiences of administrative leaders in a large urban district who have implemented comprehensive initiatives intended to improve the quality of teaching and ultimately, raise student achievement. 

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