Improving Struggling Schools A Developmental Approach to Intervention
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Publisher: Harvard Education Publishing Group (HEPG)
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Improving Struggling Schools draws on a blend of case studies and the emerging body of research on failing schools to identify patterns in the challenges they face. Over the last few years, state accountability systems across the country have directed an increasingly bright light at the problem of chronically underperforming schools. The problem is hardly new, but the sheer number of failing schools facing takeover and restructuring is unprecedented. This crisis is rapidly becoming the leading concern of the accountability movement. Arguing that school improvement is a developmental process, Stephens points out that "struggling schools look very different and need very different kinds of More...
D. Brent Stephens is currently the principal of Anthony Ochoa Middle School in Hayward, California. He has also served as a K-8 principal in Somerville, Massachusetts; as a central office administrator in Lowell, Massachusetts; and as a Spanish bilingual teacher in Boston and Oakland, California. He holds a doctorate from the Urban Superintendents Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and has earned certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
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