A Race Against Time: The Crisis in Urban

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IAP, Jun 1, 2006 - Education - 268 pages
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Contents

Accountability at the Improv Brief Sketches of School Reform in Los Angeles
3
Philadelphias Children Achieving Initiative The Promise and Challenge of Systemic Reform in an Urban School District
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Balancing Autonomy and Control in the New York City Public Schools Using the DoubleACE Model
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Mayoral Takeover The Different Directions Taken in Different Cities
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From Court Street to City Hall Governance Change in the Boston Public Schools
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Regime Change Mayoral Takeover of the Chicago Public Schools
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Implementation of an Accountability Agenda in High Schools Integrated Governance in the Chicago Public Schools
129
State and Federal Intervention to Improve Baltimore and Washington DCs Public Schools
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The Role of Sanctions for Improving Persistently LowPerforming Urban Schools Early Findings of Policy Effects on Teacher Motivation in the Mar...
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Urban EducationReform Strategies Comparative Analysis and Conclusions
205
References
225
Index
238
About the Editors and Contributors
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Page ix - The money bought higher teachers' salaries, 15 new schools, and such amenities as an Olympic-sized swimming pool with an underwater viewing room, television and animation studios, a robotics lab, a 25-acre wildlife sanctuary, a zoo, a model United Nations with simultaneous translation capability, and field trips to Mexico and Senegal. The student-teacher ratio was 12 or 13 to 1, the lowest of any major school district in the country.
Page ix - The results were dismal. Test scores did not rise; the black-white gap did not diminish; and there was less, not greater, integration.

About the author (2006)

JAMES G. CIBULKA is Dean, College of Education, University of Kentucky. His research focuses on educational policy and politics, including urban education.

Boyd a Distinguished Professor of Education at Pennsylvania State University.

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