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Document Number: 5740

Foundations for Success: Case Studies of How Urban School Systems Improve Student Achievement - This study examines four districts — Houston, Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Sacramento and the Chancellor’s District in New York City — for answers to the question: How did they manage to raise student achievement, given the challenges all urban districts face? The researchers identify prerequisites for change, as well as common strategies the four districts used to raise student performance. The report also analyzes the preconditions and strategies of comparison districts that did not see improved student achievement over the same period of time. Links to the full report and other resources are also available from this page. (Jason Snipes, Fred Doolittle and Corinne Harley, MDRC, September 2002)...

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