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When Mayors Lead Urban Schools: Toward Developing a Framework To Assess the Effects of Mayoral Takeover of Urban Districts PDF - According to this report, in general, the five large urban districts experiencing mayoral takeover are significantly different from non-takeover districts in sources of revenue and greater expenditures per pupil for instruction, teachers’ wages and student support. Three of the takeover districts demonstrate increases in student achievement at the elementary and secondary levels. In the five districts, the lowest-performing schools demonstrate increases in academic achievement equal to or greater than district averages, demonstrating that the lowest-performing schools are not being left behind. The findings are interpreted with caution. (Kenneth K. Wong and Francis X. Shen, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2003)...
Author: Kenneth K. Wong and Francis X. Shen
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Publisher: School of Government, Harvard University


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