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Attacking the Achievement Gap in a Diverse Urban-suburban Community: A Curricular Case Study


by Allan Alson 2006

In one of our conversations with Allan Alson, he shared his belief that superintendents need to be politicians before they can be educators. His story illustrates that political and educational leadership are inextricably linked, as he describes his 14-year focus on and commitment to narrowing the achievement gap while working tirelessly with his different constituents to bring them into the process.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 105. No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 108 Number 13, 2006, p. 49-77
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18508, Date Accessed: 9/25/2017 8:11:27 PM

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  • Allan Alson
    Evanston Township High School District 202
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    ALLAN ALSON was the superintendent of Evanston Township High School District 202
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