Little School System That Could Transforming a City School District

ISBN-10: 0791473805
ISBN-13: 9780791473801
Edition: 2008
Authors: Daniel L. Duke
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List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 3/27/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 185
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

List of Tables
Preface
Timeline
Introduction
Understanding Systemic Change
Doing Organizational History
Why Is the Manassas Park Story Important?
Organization of the Book
The Birth of a School System
A New City and a New School System
A Plethora of Postpartum Problems
Schooling in an Unsupportive Environment
Cause for Hope
An Improbable Choice for an Impossible Job
The Cards DeBolt Was Dealt
Delivering on the Promise
Envisioning the New High School
From Brainstorming to Bricks
Raising Achievement in an Era of Accountability
Excellence Begins Early
Where Will It Be and Can We Afford It?
Planning the New Elementary School
What About Learning?
A Foundation for Sustained Success
It Takes More Than a Leader to Make a Leadership Team
Charting a Course to Significance
The Final Ingredient for Success
A Maturing Culture of High Achievement
Multiple Indications of Success
Features of Manassas Park's New Organizational Culture
A Future Full of Questions
How Will Manassas Park Cope with Changing Demographics?
Will Local Revenue for Education Continue to Be Adequate?
How Long Will the Political Alliance Hold?
Will Student Achievement Continue to Improve?
What Will Happen When Tom DeBolt Leaves?
Understanding the Process of School System Transformation
The Power of Politics
The Impact of Re-culturing
The Necessity of Structure
The Potential of People
A Systematic Approach to Systemic Change
The Significance of Manassas Park's Transformation
School Systems Can Be Turned Around
A Change Process Characterized by Accelerating Incrementalism
School System Change Benefits from Local Adaptation
Size Probably Matters
Don't Underestimate the Importance of Improved Facilities
The Necessity of Broad-based Community Support
Transformation Starts at the Top
Transforming a School System Can Transform a Community
Notes
References
Index

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