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Implementation in a Longitudinal Sample of New American Schools: Four Years into Scale-Up


reviewed by Karla C. Lewis — 2003

coverTitle: Implementation in a Longitudinal Sample of New American Schools: Four Years into Scale-Up
Author(s): Sheila Nataraj Kirby, Mark Berends and Scott Naftel
Publisher: Rand, Santa Monica, CA
ISBN: 083303060-4, Pages: 99, Year: 2001
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During the 1980s, reports by various groups described an American school system in crisis. These descriptions led to the enactment of nationwide efforts to save the schools. Since then, comprehensive school reform has become a part of the educational landscape. Numerous designs have been developed and the federal government has financially supported the implementation of these designs.  However, the key to student achievement lies in implementation and scaling-up quality comprehensive school reform designs.  This book provides vital information that will help educators and policymakers navigate the realm of comprehensive school reform.   Implementation in a Longitudinal Sample of New American Schools, by Sheila Nataraj Kirby, Mark Berends, and Scott Naftel, is one of a series of evaluation reports that examines New American Schools (NAS) and its school reform efforts over the last decade.  The previous report in the series (Berends, Kirby, Naftel, & McKelvey, 2001) tracked the school reform efforts after three years.  New American Schools is a private nonprofit organization with a mission “to help schools and districts significantly raise... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 105 Number 1, 2003, p. 89-91
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10965, Date Accessed: 10/24/2017 3:47:33 AM

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