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The Education Mayor [electronic resource] : Improving America's Schools / Kenneth K. Wong ... [et al.].

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Publication:
Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, 2007.
Series:
American governance and public policy.
American governance and public policy series
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (271 p.)
Subjects:
Mayors -- United States.
Education, Urban -- United States.
Educational change -- United States.
School improvement programs -- United States.
School management and organization -- United States.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
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 districts, beginning with Boston's schools in 1992 and examining more than 100 school districts in 40 states.The authors seek to answer four central questions: What does school governanc
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.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-236) and index.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Wong, Kenneth K., 1955-
ISBN:
1-58901-436-7
1-4356-2755-5
OCLC:
614491939
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