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Document Number: 4353

Do School District Takeovers Work? Assessing the Effectiveness of City and State Takeovers as a School Reform Strategy - This article summarizes a major study on city and state takeovers of school districts. It examines the emergence of takeovers, summarizes the existing research base on takeovers and presents the study's findings in three major areas concerning takeovers - teacher and student performance, financial and administrative management and accountability. (Kenneth K. Wong and Francis X. Shen, National Association of State Boards of Education, 2002)...

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