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The education mayor : improving America's schools

Author: Kenneth K Wong
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, ©2007.
Series: American governance and public policy.
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In 2002 the No Child Left Behind Act rocked America's schools with new initiatives for results-based accountability. But years before NCLB was signed, a new movement was already under way by mayors to take control of city schools from school boards and integrate the management of public education with the overall governing of the city. The Education Mayor is a critical look at mayoral control of urban school  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Education mayor.
Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2007007018
(OCoLC)84838777
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth K Wong
ISBN: 9781435627550 1435627555 9781589014367 1589014367
OCLC Number: 191747558
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 254 pages).
Contents: Introduction: Mayoral governance in education gains prominence --
The historical and political context of integrated governance --
The new-style education mayors --
Evaluating the effects of mayoral control --
Integrated governance as a strategy to improve school performance --
Considering the gap between high- and low-performing schools --
Accountability and urban high schools : the challenge of improving instructional practices --
Toward strategic deployment of resources --
The political dynamics in building public support for education --
Mayorally governed school districts as laboratories of democracy.
Series Title: American governance and public policy.
Responsibility: Kenneth K. Wong [and others].
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In 2002, the No Child Left Behind Act rocked America's schools with new initiatives for results-based accountability. This work takes a critical look at mayoral control of urban school districts,  Read more...

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"The most ambitious study ever of the impact of mayoral education control upon schools and children. Sure to be controversial because of its specific positive findings." --Michael Kirst, professor Read more...

 
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