What School Boards Can Do Reform Governance for Urban Schools

ISBN-10: 0807746487
ISBN-13: 9780807746486
Edition: 2006
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Book details

List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Why Boards Must Lead
School Districts
Superintendent Leadership
Direct and Indirect Democratic Control
School Boards and Superintendents
Reform Governance: An Overview
Core Beliefs and Commitments
Theories of Action for Change
Roles, Responsibilities, and Relationships
Building Blocks of Reform Governance
Policy Development and Oversight
Policies to Transform Urban Districts
Building Civic Capacity
Transition Planning
The Reform Governance Framework
Core Beliefs and Commitments
The Big Question
Core Beliefs and Commitments
Standards and Assessments
The Hope for America
Theories of Action for Change
Theory of Action for Change
Comprehensive Theories of Action for Incremental Improvements
Comprehensive Theories of Action to Transform Urban Districts
Accountability, Empowerment, and Capacity
Choosing a Theory of Action
Roles, Responsibilities, and Relationships
The Governance Challenge
Relationship Spheres
Constituent Service Versus Micromanagement
Management Oversight
Follow or Lead?
Building Blocks of Reform Governance
Board Meetings
Judicial Hearings
Board Workshops
Board Committees
Administrative Support
Conclusion
Policy Development and Oversight
Policy Context
Routine Operating Policies
Reform Policies
Policy Development Methods
Policy Development Principles
Policy Oversight
Policies to Transform Urban Districts
Policy Framework for Performance/Empowerment
Policy Framework for Managed Instruction
Policy Framework for Managed Performance/Empowerment
Policy Framework for Charter Districts
Reform Governance Policy Leadership
Building Civic Capacity and Transition Planning
Building Civic Capacity
Transition Planning
Board Leadership
Notes
References
Additional Readings
Index
About the Author

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